Currently, Trump and his entire administration are operating “in the red,” and have been for quite some time. Despite whatever his supporters think, or how the conservative media is desperately trying to spin things, we’ve never seen an administration as incompetent and dishonest as this. Don’t get me wrong, there were definitely some rather embarrassing and controversial moments during the Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies, but we’ve never seen anything from an administration like we’ve seen since Trump became our “Commander-in-Chief.”
What we’re witnessing is not sustainable. Nearly every day more and more members of his own party are speaking out against him or distancing themselves from his behavior, which is not a good sign for Trump this early into his administration. When a person in his position becomes as politically toxic as he’s become, as quickly as it’s happened, that’s a very weak position to be in for someone who just started his first term in office.
After Trump’s Twitter meltdown on March 4th when he accused President Obama of illegally wiretapping him, I wrote an article expressing my opinion that it was the beginning of the end of his presidency. Knowing the extreme severity of these accusations, and the fact that he’d likely never admit that he was wrong, his own incompetence is going to lead to his undoing.
In that article, I pointed out how those tweets forced the GOP to finally do something concerning the growing allegations surrounding Trump’s possible ties to Russia. Instead of realizing his mistake and doing the smart thing of admitting he was wrong, not only has he continued to insist that it’s true, but he took things to a whole other level when he claimed Obama worked with British intelligence agencies to bug Trump Tower. When that happened, he turned a personal and national embarrassment into an international incident. This wasn’t Trump simply attacking Obama, he had now accused our closest ally of being an accomplice to this highly illegal accusation.
Eventually this all led to what we saw on March 20th when FBI Director James Comey was called in front of Congress to essentially clear the air about what in the heck is going on. On that day, Comey confirmed:
- Russia’s cyber attack against the United States was specifically designed to undermine our democracy, hurt Hillary Clinton, and aid Donald Trump.
- There are on-going investigations, dating back months, into whether or not Trump could have possibly committed treason.
- While there is no timetable for these investigations, by all accounts, they’re not wrapping up any time soon.
- There’s absolutely zero evidence that President Obama ordered any “wiretapping” of Trump Tower.
- Despite not a single shred of evidence, Trump continues to push baseless lies about wiretapping.
- Republicans are clearly worried about what might be discovered during these investigations as many used Comey’s appearance before Congress to focus on the leaks, rather than the fact that our current president could have very well committed treason.
You know, all that “FAKE NEWS” Trump claimed was pure fiction created by the “dishonest press.”
While many of us already suspected most of what Comey said on Monday, we now had official confirmation that many of the rumors and allegations Trump had been calling “fake” were, in fact, absolutely true. We even had our first official confirmation that one of the goals Russia had when they launched their cyber attack was aiding Trump’s campaign.
It’s time for us to watch this “snowball roll down hill.”
With official confirmation that there are on-going investigations into whether or not Trump or people associated with him colluded with the Russian government, and that his wiretapping conspiracy is pure fiction, there’s likely no stopping this. While I can’t predict with absolutely certainty what’s going to happen, nearly everything I’ve seen tells me that Trump’s scared and there’s still a whole lot of information that’s yet to be discovered or made public.
That being said, I don’t think we’ll ever see Donald Trump impeached. I could be wrong, but I can’t see him allowing that to happen. Sure, part of me thinks his ego would never allow him to give up that office, but another part of me also knows that very same ego compels Trump to do whatever he feels is in his own best interests.
If he flat-out refused to resign facing an almost certain impeachment and removal from office, that would make him the only “Commander-in-Chief” to endure that shame. While Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were both impeached, neither were convicted by the Senate and officially removed from office. In the case of Richard Nixon, he resigned before he could be impeached. If Trump were to stubbornly stay in office despite the reality that he was almost certainly going to be impeached, convicted, and removed from office, he would go down in U.S. history as the only person to have suffered that humiliating ending to their presidency.
I simply can’t see his ego allowing that to happen.
What I see him doing (and, again, this is just my opinion) is that he’ll let this dumpster fire rage as long as he feels he can, but he’ll resign once it reaches a point where he feels being in the position in which he currently sits opens him up to even more embarrassment than he’ll have already endured.
Being the con artist that he is, my guess is he’ll leave office not admitting any guilt or wrongdoing, but under the guise that “the establishment” and “FAKE NEWS!” are all part of some conspiracy to undermine his administration and his hard work to “make America great again.” In true narcissistic form, he’ll play the victim against a “corrupt government and the crooked politicians who went after him for trying to drain the swamp” — or something like that.
This will work, at least on most of his supporters, because he’s built a cult that doesn’t question, nor ask for proof of anything he says. To many Trump supporters, if the Orange Goblin says it, that’s the God’s honest truth.
Donald Trump’s ego will never let him be forcibly removed from office, or humbly resign if he senses the inevitable. He will do what he always does:
- Play the victim.
- Attack the media.
- Refuse to apologize.
- Attack the establishment.
- Push conspiracies.
- Lie through his teeth.
- Blame anyone and everyone but himself.
- Claim something is rigged.
- Refuse to admit that he was wrong.
- Brag about himself.
That is who Donald Trump is.
When do I think this will happen? It’s hard to say. At this point, while I wouldn’t say it’s impossible, I’ll be fairly surprised if he’s still in office this time next year. These are supposed to be the best days of most administrations; the “honeymoon period” where Trump should still be “riding the high” of taking office just a few weeks ago.
Instead, Trump and his administration are already running in the red, seemingly speeding toward a never-before-seen burn out of an administration that goes out of its way to cement its place as the worst and most incompetent in United States history.
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