There have been several events occur over the past few months that suggest Donald Trump just might throw in the towel and resign from president. If you’ll recall, Tony Schwartz, Trump’s former ghostwriter for Trump’s book “Art of The Deal”, said long ago that Trump is laying the groundwork for his resignation.
Schwartz said back in August, “The circle is closing at blinding speed. Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and congress leave him no choice.”
This man spent a massive chunk of time with Trump while writing for him over recent years. He probably understands Trump’s headspace better than anyone, so his assessment of the situation can be given a considerable amount of weight. Turns out, he just may be right.
Trump does A LOT of victory speeches, almost on a daily basis. He hops on Twitter and pounds his chest about all he’s been able to do for America.
All of a sudden, Trump seems like he wants out. He’s instructing Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner to leave Washington DC, which is rather odd. Couple that with the remarks he’s making to people close to him and it’s clear he wants out.
Bill Palmer points out, “On their own, each of these pieces would only elicit a moment of head scratching. But when placed in context of each other, they appear to tell a much more convincing story. First we got word this week that Donald Trump is actively trying to convince Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner to resign from the White House and move back to New York City (link). Why would he do this? Even though he never takes her advice, he can’t function without Ivanka at his side.”
Then came another clue from Donald Trump’s ex-wife Ivana, saying that Donald is “exhausted” and that he misses his “old life.”
This is the revealing comment made by Trump’s ex-wife, Ivana:
— The Ray D’Arcy Show (@RTERayDarcyShow) November 26, 2017
Trump took to Twitter no too long ago to say: “Since the first day I took office, all you hear is the phony Democrat excuse for losing the election, Russia, Russia, Russia. Despite this I have the economy booming and have possibly done more than any 10 month President. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
Trump has spent an entire year ignoring the Russia scandal altogether, but now he’s talking about it, calling it “Phony” and declaring victory, pointing out what he’s been able to accomplish.
Sounds exactlylike what Tony Schwartz predicted back in August, doesn’t it?
Trump thinks he can take credit for the economy and the stock market that were set into motion by President Obama, and imaginary jobs that he claims to have created, so in Trump’s mind, he can claim that he has had a successful year and ride off into the sunset as a success.
While no one else would see it that way, Trump’s clearly comfortable believing what he wants despite the reality that everyone else sees.
If he resigns now, despite what he thinks, the ongoing investigations into his crimes would not just go away. So, while we can all hope the resignation is coming soon, we can bet it won’t be the end of Trump taking over our headlines.