Day 121: What Donald Trump’s Inevitable Resignation Speech Will Sound Like
At this point, it seems all but inevitable that Donald Trump will not finish four years, much less eight, as president.
The Washington Post just broke a story that a senior White House adviser is a “person of interest” in the possible coordination between Team Trump and Russia during the election. Many are speculating that it’s thirty-something, would-be wunderkind and Trump son-in-law Jared “Kush” Kushner. Mike Flynn has already been forced to resign from his National Security Advisor role in shame. Paul Manafort certainly has the connections — and the unceremonious campaign exit —to have his name thrown in a number of speculative rumblings. Carter Page seems to be a bumbling buffoon but has more than a handful of shadowy Russian connections. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Session conveniently omitted mentioning that he met with the Russian ambassador on numerous occasion while hanging around the Trump campaign during his confirmation hearings, despite being asked directly about such meetings in written and oral form. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates was fired on the day she was set to show White House counsel Don McGahn the evidence that Flynn lied and was subject to Russian blackmail. Former FBI Director James Comey was fired for investigating these issues and certainly more.
Last week, Trump hobnobbed with Russian officials and Russian media — despite their American counterparts being shown the door — and allegedly declassified highly valuable intelligence, not suitable for distribution. The New York Times reported that Trump called Comey a “nut job” to the Russians during the same meeting.
Democrats have long been uncomfortable by the Trump/Russia connection and Republicans have steadily moved that direction more recently, especially since Comey’s firing. For good reason, too. There is more smoke surrounding the Trump/Russia connections than a 1970s frat house. Trump has all but admitted to obstructing justice by firing Comey for investigating the Trump team. A special prosecutor — an extraordinarily rare event — has been assigned to the case.
At some point, likely in the next six to twelve months, Republican leaders will trek to the White House to meet with Trump. They’ll sit him down and politely tell him he has two options: resign and keep some dignity or be impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate. By the time they show up at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., they’ll already have the votes. (This is basically how Richard Nixon came to the conclusion to resign the presidency.)
Approval ratings for Republicans are flagging and every day that passes moves a little bit closer to 2018. If they lose their majority in the House, the GOP may have squandered their only chance for complete control of the executive and legislative branches of government for a generation. They’ll get both fatigued of Trump and restless for change.
Trump will be a big part of the political landscape in the future, as there are literally millions of people who will never believe Trump did anything wrong, despite what evidence is uncovered.
Eventually, Trump will be resigned to resign and this is basically the speech he’ll give:
My fellow Americans,
It has been a tremendous honor to serve as your president. Unfortunately, this job has put great strain on my family. I must resign for personal reasons — but know that whatever fake news says about me is all lies. I am totally innocent of the things they’re saying and I am leaving solely for personal reasons that I will fully explain at a later time.
We have accomplished so much. The stock market hit all-time highs. They said it couldn’t be done, folks but we proved them wrong. We proved them wrong.
We brought back jobs to workers. And the vets! The vets have been — folks, when I took office, morale was so low among vets. Not anymore.
I got a Supreme Court justice, who has been terrific. They said I couldn’t — I have been treated so unfairly by the media.
We shored up our borders and kept the bad hombres out. America is safer than ever!
I met with so many world leaders, some who didn’t even want to meet with previous presidents. America has never been more respected worldwide.
ISIS has been killed, basically everywhere. If not for Barack Obama allowing them to grow, we would’ve done even better, believe me. Believe me. But we did terrific and the generals have done an incredible job.
My promise was to Make America Great Again. I did that. America is great again, big league.
121 days in, 1341 to go
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