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(Newsweek)   Prediction: Trump will not be impeached. Rather, Trump will, without warning, resign suddenly   ( newsweek.com) divider line
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2017-08-24 07:37:30 AM  
If Trump resigns I hope the narrative is that Pence and the GOP forced him out by threatening his family.
 
2017-08-24 07:52:01 AM  
Been saying this since day 1. An asshole like Trump won't take any way out besides a big dramatic, "You know what? It's not worth it. You're not worth it. I quit!"
 
2017-08-24 07:56:36 AM  
This. Trump will never willingly resign unless he can make it look like a "win" for him.
 
2017-08-24 08:00:45 AM  
UPDATE: Trump comes out against carts, claims feeling better
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2017-08-24 08:07:14 AM  
Trump will only resign if he has guarantees that he and his family will not be prosecuted for any illegal activity, federal or state.
 
2017-08-24 08:10:46 AM  
I'll believe it when I  see it... and then I'll do a modest little dance of celebration.
 
2017-08-24 08:11:22 AM  

naughtyrev: Trump will only resign if he has guarantees that he and his family will not be prosecuted for any illegal activity, federal or state.


Plus have all his debts paid off.
 
2017-08-24 08:12:14 AM  

naughtyrev: Trump will only resign if he has guarantees that he and his family will not be prosecuted for any illegal activity, federal or state.


My guess is he'll schedule some overseas trip, fly over at taxpayer expense, and then announce from way over there on foreign soil that he's quit. Then he'll slap on a fake mustache and try to lose himself in the crowd before the police arrive.
 
2017-08-24 08:12:42 AM  
Think about Trump. Search your political gut feelings for this resignation scenario. It absolutely feels spot-on. It's the only way his ego can deal with the coming Russian investigation shiatstorm. And his ego is all he cares about. It's going to come with shocking suddenness.

SCREW YOU GUYS, I'M GOING HOME!!

There won't even be be a Nixonian chopper flight off the White House lawn. He will quietly steal out of D.C. in the middle of the night. And Jesus H Christ the internet will explode on that glorious day.
 
2017-08-24 08:15:41 AM  
I don't believe that.    He's not going down without a fight.   Resignation is too clean.   And smart, therefore he won't do it.
 
2017-08-24 08:15:58 AM  
Imokwiththis.jpg
 
2017-08-24 08:19:39 AM  
I'd prefer he did - anything else and his base will blame the Dems.

If he resigns, they'll at least be forced to get creative on how to blame the Dems.

If he defects to Russia or something I imagine it will be impossible to find a Trump voter - and the GOP will insist they knew it all along and that is why they obstructed him at every turn - but it was still better than Hillary
 
2017-08-24 08:22:33 AM  
For his entire life, other people have bailed him out and taken the fall for him. He's not going to change. He'll leave a smoking crater of destroyed lives, and he'll only resign if it's necessary for him to flee, which will be his uttermost last resort.
 
2017-08-24 08:23:42 AM  

raerae1980: I don't believe that.    He's not going down without a fight.   Resignation is too clean.   And smart, therefore he won't do it.


Yeah, he might resign at some point but before he does - especially as the Russia business keeps closing in on him - he'll outright incite violence against "the swamp" of all the reporters and politicians who won't cover up for him.  He's conditioned so many in his base that "the swamp" is fighting back rather than his corrupt incompetence being the reasons for his complete failures.  He's going to have his people fight for him if he can, and only if/when they either refuse or the fallout from the violence causes Republican politicians to finally act is when he'll resign.  And his resignation will be very anti-swamp, too, and he'll continue to snipe from the sidelines until he's arrested for his crimes.
 
2017-08-24 08:24:21 AM  
I could be giving him too much credit. He might flee the country without resigning, and try to hang on as sort of a rump government in exile.
 
2017-08-24 08:27:09 AM  
It's the news-crawl at the bottom of CNN that so many are dreaming of, in capital letters and that bright crimson color only reserved for huge-ass breaking news:

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS RESIGNED THE PRESIDENCY EFFECTIVE AT 2 A.M. EST...VICE PRESIDENT PENCE HAS ASSUMED DUTIES AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES...THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY, STAY TUNED TO CNN...
 
Ant
2017-08-24 08:28:21 AM  
Resignation, even a sudden one, would be a good thing for America. That's how I know Trump's not going to do that. Trump never does what's best for America. He's going to milk this gig for all it's worth, and then he's going to have to be dragged out kicking and screaming in 4 years (it farking better not be 8 years, God damnit)
 
2017-08-24 08:30:20 AM  
Impeach, resign. Who cares as long as it gets his fat orange ass out of the office.
 
2017-08-24 08:30:55 AM  
www.oregonquarterly.com
 
2017-08-24 08:31:15 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: raerae1980: I don't believe that.    He's not going down without a fight.   Resignation is too clean.   And smart, therefore he won't do it.

Yeah, he might resign at some point but before he does - especially as the Russia business keeps closing in on him - he'll outright incite violence against "the swamp" of all the reporters and politicians who won't cover up for him.  He's conditioned so many in his base that "the swamp" is fighting back rather than his corrupt incompetence being the reasons for his complete failures.  He's going to have his people fight for him if he can, and only if/when they either refuse or the fallout from the violence causes Republican politicians to finally act is when he'll resign.  And his resignation will be very anti-swamp, too, and he'll continue to snipe from the sidelines until he's arrested for his crimes.


Question? (no snark)

If he resigns - even as he sets fire to a fuse, saying "the evil lying press did it" or "the swap critters on the Hill won't let me do my thing" how does he translate that into a message that gets his base up off the couch in any numbers that matter?

It seems as if that might backfire and wind up tipping the tables even further away from the GOP come the mid-terms

I still have a bet w/ spouse - who thinks Trump flees to Russia. My money is still riding on "health issues"
 
2017-08-24 08:32:06 AM  
As long as he is able to pull in crowds for his Nuremberg rallies, he won't quit. His reality is only what he wants to see- everything else is fake. Until  indictments start rolling out he will live in his bubble.
 
2017-08-24 08:33:10 AM  

Ant: Resignation, even a sudden one, would be a good thing for America. That's how I know Trump's not going to do that. Trump never does what's best for America. He's going to milk this gig for all it's worth, and then he's going to have to be dragged out kicking and screaming in 4 years (it farking better not be 8 years, God damnit)


It won't be eight.
The GOP has turned on him - there won't be another run, no matter how many "election" rallies he holds.
 
2017-08-24 08:37:11 AM  
Oh, another Newsweak article.
 
2017-08-24 08:37:31 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Yeah, he might resign at some point but before he does - especially as the Russia business keeps closing in on him -


I don't think the Russian stuff will do him in. Mostly because while I think the Russians tried to connect with the Trump campaign, and maybe even did have some covert dialogues, I'm not sure there was the blatant collusion that meats the standard for indictment. What will take Trump down is his many shady dealings with Russian and other oligarchs- the money laundering, bribery, and fraud. Now that Mueller has started digging into that cesspool, it's only a matter of time before indictments start coming down the pike.
 
2017-08-24 08:39:22 AM  

Deep Contact: Oh, another Newsweak article.


Brilliant riposte, Einstein.
 
2017-08-24 08:41:41 AM  
I like the idea that he bales once the investigation gets "too close" but Mueller's running a pretty tight ship, so how will he know what's coming until it happens? If he resigns after the charges drop, there isn't any way to spin that as a positive for him. Hell, there isn't really any way for him to come out smelling of roses, already.
 
2017-08-24 08:42:31 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Impeach, resign. Who cares as long as it gets his fat orange ass out of the office.


Yea, but Pence.
 
2017-08-24 08:44:50 AM  

parasol: AdmirableSnackbar: raerae1980: I don't believe that.    He's not going down without a fight.   Resignation is too clean.   And smart, therefore he won't do it.

Yeah, he might resign at some point but before he does - especially as the Russia business keeps closing in on him - he'll outright incite violence against "the swamp" of all the reporters and politicians who won't cover up for him.  He's conditioned so many in his base that "the swamp" is fighting back rather than his corrupt incompetence being the reasons for his complete failures.  He's going to have his people fight for him if he can, and only if/when they either refuse or the fallout from the violence causes Republican politicians to finally act is when he'll resign.  And his resignation will be very anti-swamp, too, and he'll continue to snipe from the sidelines until he's arrested for his crimes.

Question? (no snark)

If he resigns - even as he sets fire to a fuse, saying "the evil lying press did it" or "the swap critters on the Hill won't let me do my thing" how does he translate that into a message that gets his base up off the couch in any numbers that matter?

It seems as if that might backfire and wind up tipping the tables even further away from the GOP come the mid-terms

I still have a bet w/ spouse - who thinks Trump flees to Russia. My money is still riding on "health issues"


It might not work, but I think he'll try. Bear in mind it doesn't need to make sense or have clear, consistent logic. He will try to tie his failure and legal issues to fake news from the swamp and say to his supporters that it's not just him they're taking down, it's all of them, too. They and their will are being oppressed and repressed by the fake news media and corrupt politicians.

These people are already angry and stupid. He's taken advantage of that this whole time and he's not one to back down. Everything is escalation. It may not work but he'll try it before he resigns.
 
2017-08-24 08:46:33 AM  

sno man: scottydoesntknow: Impeach, resign. Who cares as long as it gets his fat orange ass out of the office.

Yea, but Pence.


Pence can be handled. If he survives this, he'll have the Trump taint. He'll be the lamest duck in the history of lame ducks.
 
2017-08-24 08:46:48 AM  

Dinki: As long as he is able to pull in crowds for his Nuremberg rallies, he won't quit. His reality is only what he wants to see- everything else is fake. Until  indictments start rolling out he will live in his bubble.


He talked about having 15k at his lovefest in Phoenix the other day. In a half full building with an occupancy of less than 5k. His bubble needs popping.
 
2017-08-24 08:47:01 AM  

sno man: scottydoesntknow: Impeach, resign. Who cares as long as it gets his fat orange ass out of the office.

Yea, but Pence.


You have got to be shiatting me. You can't seriously believe there's a conundrum choosing between Pence and the little man-baby Twitter child with his finger on the button.

Go away and rethink your doubts, you fool.
 
2017-08-24 08:47:48 AM  

parasol: Ant: Resignation, even a sudden one, would be a good thing for America. That's how I know Trump's not going to do that. Trump never does what's best for America. He's going to milk this gig for all it's worth, and then he's going to have to be dragged out kicking and screaming in 4 years (it farking better not be 8 years, God damnit)

It won't be eight.
The GOP has turned on him - there won't be another run, no matter how many "election" rallies he holds.


he'll, McConnell doesn't even think he'll last to mid-terms in 2018
 
2017-08-24 08:52:55 AM  

sno man: scottydoesntknow: Impeach, resign. Who cares as long as it gets his fat orange ass out of the office.

Yea, but Pence.


Pence as president depends on when Trump is impeached/resigns. If done now, over his nazi sympathies, then Pence will be a white bread Jerry Ford, lame ducked from the get-go and more radioactive than the Red Forest.

if they impeach/resign when the Mueller stuff drops, then we likely won't have Pence (or Ryan, McConnell, DeVos, most upper GOPers from 2010-now) since he'll be implicated in the investigation's findings.

this is all about timing for both Trump and the GOP. If they want their plan B (Pence) in place, they need to act sooner rather than later. Once that Mueller investigation concludes, everything is going to go tits up in Washington
 
2017-08-24 08:56:34 AM  

naughtyrev: Trump will only resign if he has guarantees that he and his family will not be prosecuted for any illegal activity, federal or state.


I've got the feeling he only sees his family as extensions of himself, and cares for them about as much as you or I would for fingernail clippings.
 
2017-08-24 09:00:58 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: parasol: AdmirableSnackbar: raerae1980: I don't believe that.    He's not going down without a fight.   Resignation is too clean.   And smart, therefore he won't do it.

Yeah, he might resign at some point but before he does - especially as the Russia business keeps closing in on him - he'll outright incite violence against "the swamp" of all the reporters and politicians who won't cover up for him.  He's conditioned so many in his base that "the swamp" is fighting back rather than his corrupt incompetence being the reasons for his complete failures.  He's going to have his people fight for him if he can, and only if/when they either refuse or the fallout from the violence causes Republican politicians to finally act is when he'll resign.  And his resignation will be very anti-swamp, too, and he'll continue to snipe from the sidelines until he's arrested for his crimes.

Question? (no snark)

If he resigns - even as he sets fire to a fuse, saying "the evil lying press did it" or "the swap critters on the Hill won't let me do my thing" how does he translate that into a message that gets his base up off the couch in any numbers that matter?

It seems as if that might backfire and wind up tipping the tables even further away from the GOP come the mid-terms

I still have a bet w/ spouse - who thinks Trump flees to Russia. My money is still riding on "health issues"

It might not work, but I think he'll try. Bear in mind it doesn't need to make sense or have clear, consistent logic. He will try to tie his failure and legal issues to fake news from the swamp and say to his supporters that it's not just him they're taking down, it's all of them, too. They and their will are being oppressed and repressed by the fake news media and corrupt politicians.

These people are already angry and stupid. He's taken advantage of that this whole time and he's not one to back down. Everything is escalation. It may not work but he'll try it before he resigns.


I'll give you angry and operating under a cult mentality but I don't think they are all stupid.
Some of them are already peeling off, I think if he resigns trying to stay ahead of trouble that comes out anyway, a lot of them will feel duped and disillusioned rather than seething rage at whoever he blames.

We'll see. I agree with you - he'll try.
 
Ant
2017-08-24 09:01:35 AM  

sno man: scottydoesntknow: Impeach, resign. Who cares as long as it gets his fat orange ass out of the office.

Yea, but Pence.


At least Pence isn't insane. Pence is less likely to start a nuclear war on a whim.
 
2017-08-24 09:01:40 AM  
Trump will, without warning, resign suddenly

After announcing that he is tired of winning.
 
2017-08-24 09:02:44 AM  
Hopefully this resignation comes after a long, closed door meeting with Mueller.
 
2017-08-24 09:02:56 AM  
I think the same.

He will resign suddenly and blame the media. The guy hates being president.
 
2017-08-24 09:02:58 AM  

naughtyrev: Trump will only resign if he has guarantees that he and his family will not be prosecuted for any illegal activity, federal or state.


I'll be mildly surprised if he makes it through his time in office without pardoning himself and/or family members and associates.
 
2017-08-24 09:02:59 AM  
In an ideal world, some patriot with a terminal disease will do the world a solid.  But I'll be ok with suddenly resigning if that's the best I can get.
 
2017-08-24 09:03:16 AM  
Can we get a real life "Dave" situation? Alec is available and I've got even money Melania would be okay with it.
 
2017-08-24 09:03:19 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: I could be giving him too much credit. He might flee the country without resigning, and try to hang on as sort of a rump government in exile.


Rump Government in Exile is the name of my band. We do Rolling Stones covers with the lyrics changed to reflect bureaucratic entanglement - performed in the style of Sir Mix-a-Lot.
 
2017-08-24 09:03:50 AM  

LL316: In an ideal world, some patriot with a terminal disease will do the world a solid.  But I'll be ok with suddenly resigning if that's the best I can get.


That being said, Keith Olberman is just about the last person I'd look to for any insight into anything.
 
2017-08-24 09:03:57 AM  

scottydoesntknow: sno man: scottydoesntknow: Impeach, resign. Who cares as long as it gets his fat orange ass out of the office.

Yea, but Pence.

Pence can be handled. If he survives this, he'll have the Trump taint. He'll be the lamest duck in the history of lame ducks.


The trans ban in the military is his baby. He will make every effort to take the US back to the 1950's in both reproductive and gay rights. I hope you're right.
 
2017-08-24 09:04:43 AM  

Ant: At least Pence isn't insane.


Lol wut?

Different kind of insanity but the man definitely isn't right.
 
2017-08-24 09:05:29 AM  

naughtyrev: Trump will only resign if he has guarantees that he and his family will not be prosecuted for any illegal activity, federal or state.


Then no dice.
 
Ant
2017-08-24 09:05:34 AM  

sno man: scottydoesntknow: sno man: scottydoesntknow: Impeach, resign. Who cares as long as it gets his fat orange ass out of the office.

Yea, but Pence.

Pence can be handled. If he survives this, he'll have the Trump taint. He'll be the lamest duck in the history of lame ducks.

The trans ban in the military is his baby. He will make every effort to take the US back to the 1950's in both reproductive and gay rights. I hope you're right.


That shiat can be reversed. A radioactive ball of fire where the Earth used to be cannot.
 
2017-08-24 09:05:35 AM  
And, retire to Russia...
 
2017-08-24 09:06:20 AM  
He won't do it without warning. He'll float the idea on twitter or in an interview as a 'maybe, we'll see' bullshiat weasel words. The it'll happen some time later out of the blue.
 
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