As Donald Trump tries to tout a sort of bravado that he’s invincible and not going anywhere, it’s become apparent that behind closed doors, he doesn’t seem to want to be president anymore.
Trump is floundering at the moment and is making moves that don’t exactly make him look innocent. This includes, but isn’t limited to the fact that Trump is firing people and more people may be on the chopping block. This sort of behavior is not indicative of someone who is confident they are in the clear.
According to Politico:
“But others were less willing to predict the actions of a president who prides himself on being unpredictable. “At the rate we’re going, it’s clearly possible, because you could go through a number of people in one go depending on the things that are asked of them,” said Jane Chong, a national security and law associate at the Hoover Institution. “If Rosenstein had refused to write the memo [laying out the case for Comey’s firing], you can imagine him being fired, and you can imagine Brand doing the same thing. It’s not difficult to see a scenario like that” playing out down the line, Chong said.”
Then, in addition to the fact that Trump seems to be taking desperate actions to protect himself, he doesn’t seem to want to even be president anymore. However, he doesn’t want to be seen as a failure.
Hidden deep within that same Politico article, this was revealed:
“But Trump, too, is cognizant of the comparison to Nixon, according to one adviser. The president, who friends said does not enjoy living in Washington and is strained by the demanding hours of the job, is motivated to carry on because he “doesn’t want to go down in history as a guy who tried and failed,” said the adviser. “He doesn’t want to be the second president in history to resign.””
It appears he doesn’t want the job but doesn’t know how to go about leaving. Surely, there must be some folks who could help him out with that. It’s as easy as one sentence.
President Richard Nixon’s resignation letter in the wake of the Watergate scandal, 1974.pic.twitter.com/muVZZ8aMfl
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