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Trump's presidency is a train wreck

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    One wonders how far Republicans will be pushed before they decide to support his removal from office. If Pelosi has the House impeach him by Thanksgiving, look for McConnell to complete the Senate trial by Christmas. Republicans will either go all in protecting Trump, or decide to remove him from office in a big way.

    However, they will first give Trump an ultimatum to resign allowing him to take care of business issuing pardons to family and loyalists in jail before he walks away. Trump will be told that if he resigns (for whatever reason he spins) he can save face and continue with lifetime Secret Service protection, a $208,000 a year pension and other perks that are accorded previous presidents who are not removed from office. If he is removed from office, he gets nothing.

    Wikipedia: Former Presidents Act

    Oh and we should not forget that the deal Republicans will make with Trump to resign will include an immediate pardon by Pence. The train wreck, however, will continue with Pence shedding his manikin role by fiddling his way at the controls.

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    Just think. If Trump is impeached before the next election, we'll have a president Pence. We'll need a bigger barf bucket.
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    Dockadams Wrote: Just think. If Trump is impeached before the next election, we'll have a president Pence. We'll need a bigger barf bucket.

    If so, I think he (Pence) can be impeached as well as an "accomplish" in "crime" He's likely even worse than Trump because he's very "sneaky" and "lies" even better than Trump. But yeah if they let him then it will be an self inflicted wound and hopefully this will be the end of the GOP. However the "evangelicals" will be happy as "hell" if Pence gets the job..

    Trump feels that the "impeachment" is the same as "lynching", if so, not such bad idea; they must have some big trees in Washington which will be helpful.

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    I'm not even sure where this story fits in, but it is worth noting that Trump has decided that he no longer wants copies of the New York Times in the White House. He also wants to cancel the subscription to the Washington Post as well.

    His decision reminds me of the type of mindset that you would would find in "1984".

    In last night's interview with Sean Hannity, he also said that although he knows “some great people, including you,” most of the media is corrupt. Some say that Abraham Lincoln received harsher news coverage, Trump said, before adding: “I say I dispute it.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/22/trump-says-he-doesnt-want-copies-new-york-times-white-house/

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    One wonders how far Republicans will be pushed before they decide to support his removal from office. If Pelosi has the House impeach him by Thanksgiving, look for McConnell to complete the Senate trial by Christmas. Republicans will either go all in protecting Trump, or decide to remove him from office in a big way.

    However, they will first give Trump and ultimatum to resign allowing him to take care of business issuing pardons to family and loyalists in jail before he walks away. Trump will be told that if he resigns (for whatever reason he spins) he can save face and continue with lifetime Secret Service protection, a $208,000 a year pension and other perks that are accorded previous presidents who are not removed from office. If he is removed from office, he gets nothing.

    Wikipedia: Former Presidents Act

    Oh and we should not forget that the deal Republicans will make with Trump to resign will include an immediate pardon by Pence. The train wreck, however, will continue with Pence shedding his manikin role by fiddling his way at the controls.

    What you describe as "perks" is another issue, where they should make "laws" for that those idiotic things can't happen. If an person "resigns" because of being "unfit" and is "enriching" himself on the job, then why reward an criminal? Sorry but this country needs a lot of "clean-up" in their antique laws/rules. Absolutely nuts!
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    Watch the next "train" get of the rails. Bloomberg Asia mentioned that there will be no "trade deal" with the US as long as there are "tariffs" and only want to sign "Phase One" if all the "tariffs" are dropped. The US media has not caught on as far as I can see, because the news here still shows optimism that an deal will be signed. But yeah Trump lives in la la land, and still thinks he runs the world.

    I'm afraid as soon as this news hit the shores here, that the stock market will tank.

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    Dutch:

    Sadly, if the stock market tanks, that would be the best possible event for the country, since it would make it more difficult for Trump to get re-elected. Although 55% of the country owns stocks or mutual funds, it's likely that the percentage is a lot less for those in Trump's base. For this group, he can no longer brag that the economy is great, or that their wages have grown, since neither "fact" is true.

    https://news.gallup.com/poll/266807/percentage-americans-owns-stock.aspx

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    Finally they woke up here; indeed as I said China wants to get rid of the tariffs; the Trump side now all of a sudden seem to agree to take the tariffs off in "batches", whatever that means. So China gets its way, because Trump chickens out. I guess the "heat" from the impeachment drives him to "score" on something in order to "win" in the elections. Thus in reality the whole China shit is back to where it began. What an total waste of effort.