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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:22 PM

Isolated & broke: Where will Trump turn?


(Salon) It's an amazing turn of events that one year ago today we were on the cusp of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate and today the House of Representatives is poised to do it again. They will pass another Article of Impeachment against Donald Trump — this time with a bipartisan vote — for the crime of inciting an insurrection. That will make Donald Trump the first president in history to be impeached twice.

Nobody expects more than a handful of Republicans to sign on, despite the clear evidence we've all seen, but there will be a few which is more than we had the last time. The fact that a losing incumbent president would have done something so heinous that he would be impeached a week before he was set to leave office is something none of us could have imagined. During the first impeachment trial, we were told by Republicans that the president had done nothing wrong but even if he did we were so close to an election that we should let the people decide. Well, they decided. And we all know what happened next. There have been two months of non-stop, absurd, overwrought lies, which turned many of Trump's voters (who were already indoctrinated with wild conspiracy theories) into raving hysterics, egged on daily by Trump himself. January 6th was the inevitable consequence.

The second impeachment vote may just end up being a historical footnote and Trump will likely make his ignominious exit on January 19th, having already announced that he will not attend Joe Biden's inauguration — clearly not wanting to spoil his perfect record as the greatest sore-loser the world has ever known. He may have a pardon spree in his final days, including one for himself and his family and I would not put it past him to issue a mass pre-pardon for the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol. Who knows if any of that is legal, but those questions have never stopped Trump before.

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Furthermore, the Trump Organization itself is going to bear the brunt of this withdrawal of support from the business community. The company was already in trouble. It was previously reported that Trump holds a tremendous amount of debt that's coming due very soon and for which he is personally liable. Had he won the election or even if he had maintained his hold on the Republican establishment and kept a slight modicum of respectability, he would probably have been able to refinance that debt fairly easily. That's no longer going to be possible. Deutsche Bank, which holds a big piece of the debt, has reportedly decided not to do business with him. Two other banks have closed his accounts and have stated they will no longer work with him. Investment banks that might have held their noses and helped him out will no longer need or want to take the risk on someone who is so publicly damaged. .............(more)

https://www.salon.com/2021/01/13/corporate-america-cuts-trump-off-in-his-final-days-where-will-he-turn-now/




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marmar Jan 13 OP
dawg day Jan 13 #1
mysteryowl Jan 13 #2
vlyons Jan 13 #3
Chainfire Jan 13 #4
Fiendish Thingy Jan 13 #5
NCDem47 Jan 13 #6
NotASurfer Jan 13 #7
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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:31 PM

1. Trump probably thinks he can go to Russia

But Putin will have no use for him.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:32 PM

2. Probably a 4th wife

is in the works.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:32 PM

3. I suspect that Trump and family members have $$$millions,

if not hundreds of $$$millions stashed away in some secret places somewhere. This is a guy, who owns 500+ LLCs.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:32 PM

4. If he is not convicted in the Senate

He will begin a four year long campaign, continuing to excite and fleece his base. The fools gave him 200,000,000 in a matter of weeks after the election. That has to be good money even for Trump....Unless he is contained, there will always be another scam and another sucker.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:58 PM

5. You know he's going to try to sell secret info...nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:59 PM

6. Trump will trade state secrets with a foreign entity

Will promptly turn around and scream “Crooked Biden is spying on and harassing me!”

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:36 PM

7. The whisper that haunts him, "3 hots and a cot"

And the bars he imagines swirl in and out of his mind as he argues with the voices in his mind, trying and failing to overwhelm a whisper with nonstop high-volume screaming nobody else can hear.

I still say competent to stand trial.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:28 PM

8. Putin

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