Why Trump Might Quit


The purpose of the nationally televised Oval Office address was to announce new peace initiatives in Vietnam, but Lyndon B. Johnson saved the most startling news until the end of his speech on March 31, 1968. With his country badly divided over a grinding war, he didn’t believe as president he “should devote an hour or a day of my time to any personal partisan causes.” He was dropping out of the presidential campaign.

Now there was a president who knew how to shake up the plot.

As it happens, the Trump Drops Out scenario is one I have trafficked to colleagues and sources for a couple years now, usually to dismissive grunts or quizzical stares. It is true that there is scant time left for the scenario to come to pass. It’s true also that, if I were a reliable predictor of Trump’s political fortunes, Hillary Clinton would now be running for reelection.


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  1. Trump and his Likudnik bankster pals are certainly not going to cut and run off to Israel. The USA is a cash cow that they will continue to milk for all it’s worth. Trump knew back in the second week of November that COVID-19 would attack Wuhan in December and warned Israel about it. I’m sure he also warned his bankster buddies that there would be free money coming their way in the spring, and surprise, surprise, there was… $7 trillion and counting, but who’s counting?

  2. I thinks it’s plausible. We’ve all seen that person that would rather just quit the game than play it out when defeat is immutable. A loss to Biden may be too much to bear for Trump’s vanity.

  3. I have to think for sure financially, it is his best move in the long run. Get the construction of the library on the ground running, and the donors will be kinder to a bow out than a loser.
    He thrives on questions, and a loss doesn’t leave any. A close loss, might be less damaging, but a straight up landslide defeat that looks increasingly possible, is a bad choice.
    But, it looks like all the eggs are in one basket right now. And power is intoxicating beyond what is normal. For the country, a sound defeat and loss of the senate , would be best. Let the clawing and gasping and gnashing of teeth be seen by all. We are in the slow walk to handcuffs.

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