The betting line has been established and it is time to get your bets in. How long will Trump last in the Oval Office?
Will it be one year, two years, three years or four?
How many gamblers out there are willing to wage he will last into a second term?
These are not questions ordinarily asked about incoming presidents but they are certainly warranted for this president.
Will he be impeached as a result of his refusal to divest himself of any conflicts of interest? Since he never really expected to win the election, this apparently was never a concern for him until now.
Will his taking money from foreign governments through those business dealings and in clear violation of Article 1 Section 9 of the Constitution he swore to uphold be justification enough for impeachment by even this Congress?
Will he step down voluntarily rather than jeopardize any of these vast holding if forced to divest?
Of course, releasing tax returns could shed some much needed light on this situation but this president apparently is not subject to the same norms that previous presidents adhered to.
Could it be he is using the presidency for private gain in clear violation of federal law, specifically 5CFR2635.702, an impeachable offense, which states: “An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise, or for the private gain of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity, including nonprofit organizations of which the employee is an officer or member, and persons with whom the employee has or seeks employment or business relations.”
In other words, stop pushing your golf courses, your hotels, and all the rest, Donald; by the way, the Old Post Office was more useful to your base when it offered a food court.
Maybe he will be impeached as a result of his ties to Russia. Defending Russia at the expense of our intel community will undoubtedly come back to haunt this president. Colluding with a foreign power against the interests of the United States is not only an impeachable offense it is a treasonable offense.
Oh, and by the way, Donnie, it wasn’t the intel community that got weapons of mass destruction wrong; it was the Cheney administration. The real question, here, is whether Trump’s relationship with Russia will be too much for even Congressional Republicans to tolerate, especially with one of their very own, Pence, waiting in the wings.
Maybe what will prevent him from getting through a full term is the fact that he is an overweight, out of shape, 70-year-old who can’t handle either emotionally or intellectually even the slightest of criticisms. He now finds himself in a position the very nature of which garners criticism with every action taken or not taken.
The bet is not about if he will implode under these circumstances but when.
In all likelihood, what will cause him to step down is that at some point he will realize just how far over his head and how manifestly unqualified he is for the position the voters placed him in and so will the voters.
Will the American voters finally come to realize the frivolity of their choice and, more importantly, will the backlash resulting from his failure to keep any of his campaign promises make it clear to Trump that he will not be given a second term?
Will that realization cause Trump to step down on his own terms to save face?
Will he ultimately do the right thing if for the wrong reasons?
Jeopardizing his financial holdings with an unpopular presidency might be just enough motivation for him to seek a graceful exit.
These are the questions facing voters as a result of their being conned by the ultimate conman. Get your bets in now.
It will be a very entertaining one or two or three or four years as we watch your earned benefits and government protections against corporate greed dismantled one by one. Enjoy the show!