Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Why Donald Trump Will Almost Certainly End Up Resigning
Donald Trump has been at General John Kelly's School for Bullies and Blowhards for two days now, and it does seem to be restraining his worst instincts.
He hasn't had a bout of Twitter diarrhea for almost twenty-four hours, although the strain is showing.
And he still managed to send shockwaves through Washington with a quote, in of all places Sports Illustrated magazine.
Where he declared that the White House was a "real dump."
President Trump has reportedly denounced his White House digs, telling members at his Bedminster golf club that the historic presidential residence is "a real dump." The president made the remarks to his patrons in an effort to explain his frequent visits to his New Jersey-based golf club, Sports Illustrated reported Tuesday.
But although many Americans were naturally shocked, and Twitter was not amused:
I'm actually delighted.
Not just because it means that Trump will spend less time debasing the Lincoln bedroom...
In ways that are too horrible to even think about.
But also because it should make it easier for him to resign, which is how I have always believed his sordid story will end.
As does the distinguished law professor and author Philip Bobbitt.
The likeliest possibility is the President’s resignation, as a consequence of the criminal prosecution of his children. Whatever his policy goals, it has long been clear that creating a dynasty — having destroyed the two reigning political dynasties in the last campaign — is his greatest objective. Resignation, as remote as it seems right now, might well be a choice the President would make to save his children from prison, and himself from future prosecution.
I believe that Trump will end up walking away from the job he didn't think he would get, and doesn't really want.
After trying and failing to run away from this story.
The White House confirmed on Tuesday that President Trump was involved in drafting a misleading statement issued by his son about a meeting with a Russian lawyer last year, contradicting the president’s lawyer who repeatedly denied that Mr. Trump had anything to do with the statement.
Which has obstruction of justice written all over it.
And the only thing I regret is that if he does resign, and moves out of the White House.
He will probably be able to avoid being sent to the Big House...
Which is the place where he truly belongs.
And the only place fit for a monster like him...