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Fri May 26, 2017, 07:01 PM May 2017

The Death Rattle Of The Trump Presidency Has Begun


Mary Buffett, Contributor Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur
The Death Rattle Of The Trump Presidency Has Begun
The end began when the adults took over the investigation.
05/23/2017 04:20 pm ET | Updated 2 days ago

It’s now over but the shouting. It began the moment charges moved from unnamed sources in the New York Times and the Washington Post to the desk of Robert Mueller III, the former Director of the FBI, now the Special Counsel. It began the moment a counterintelligence investigation became a criminal matter. It accelerated further once a “person of interest” was identified by the FBI, with parlor betting believing that its Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of the president.

The end began when the adults took over the investigation and now the only thing that remains are dates and times of the final resignation.


Trump’s downfall is entirely Shakespearian and it is an opera that begs to be written. It was Trump, who flirted with a White House run for nearly two decades, who is now watching it all melt away, even if he remains in deep denial. Those who cheered the extremist rhetoric of Candidate Trump have found that President Trump has flip-flopped on many major topics after he took office. Jared Kushner, the husband of Trump’s beloved daughter, might find himself in legal hot water now that the FBI is rumored to have set their sights on his activities with the Russians. Two Republican Congressmen have already begun to duel for the right to claim that they were the first Republican to call for impeachment, something that Pete McCloskey, then a Republican Congressman from San Mateo, could claim when he started to call for the removal of Richard Nixon two generations ago.

They say that the White House is a ship that leaks from the top, but this current White House is leaking like a sieve. Stories published in The New York Times or The Washington Post have been confirmed by large numbers of unnamed White House sources, far more than what took place in Watergate. However, what is most apparent is that after only several months of this administration, the nation is simply too exhausted and policymakers are wondering what shoe will drop next. This is not how superpowers are supposed to behave.


I’m not sure if they will ever build a Trump Presidential Library but perhaps one should be built to serve as a cautionary tale. Just as Nixon’s behavior became his own worst enemy, Trump’s behavior of early hour tweeting has served to be his undoing. It has been Trump—and Trump alone―who has put this nation on course for its first constitutional crisis since the days of Watergate. Like I have said in the past, if somebody would have taken away the president’s cell phone or cancelled his Twitter account, 90% of his problems would have simply vanished.

Somewhere out there, the surviving families of past Presidents like Millard Fillmore, Warren Harding, Franklin Pierce, or James Buchanan can breathe easily because their legacy will no longer loiter among the dregs of presidential history—Donald J. Trump will have it all to himself.
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The Death Rattle Of The Trump Presidency Has Begun (Original Post) babylonsister May 2017 OP
I hope its demise is quick and merciful. The Velveteen Ocelot May 2017 #1
I just want it to be quick. Rorey May 2017 #2
Merciful for *us.* Am I a bad person for wanting these bastards The Velveteen Ocelot May 2017 #3
You Are No Worse Than I Am Leith May 2017 #4
Me three. Laffy Kat May 2017 #8
Nope, not at all NastyRiffraff May 2017 #11
Merciful on us. The deplorables can rot in prison. we can do it May 2017 #14
I want the demise to move at the optimum speed to retard NCjack May 2017 #5
Read earlier that he's bringing in a team of lawyers who will intervene in his tweets now, JudyM May 2017 #6
Now all they'll be able to do is negotiate his resignation to avoid prosecution NightWatcher May 2017 #7
They'll clearly have their hands full. JudyM May 2017 #9
That's not gonna happen. The Velveteen Ocelot May 2017 #12
You're right, he may stealth-tweet. Dead giveaway if the style changes, though. JudyM May 2017 #13
Enter Macduff. Nt Tommy_Carcetti May 2017 #10
For the millionth time-I'll believe it when it happens. Boomerproud May 2017 #15


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2. I just want it to be quick.
Fri May 26, 2017, 07:13 PM
May 2017

I don't care how bad 45 and his ilk feel about it. I'd truly like to see ALL of them get sent to prison. And also suffer for lack of health care.

The Velveteen Ocelot

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3. Merciful for *us.* Am I a bad person for wanting these bastards
Fri May 26, 2017, 07:15 PM
May 2017

to be subjected to maximum public humiliation and finally rot in prison?


(12,448 posts)
11. Nope, not at all
Fri May 26, 2017, 07:43 PM
May 2017

If you're a bad person, then so am I. And I don't think I am. Nasty Riffraff and Nasty Woman, but not a bad person!


(29,424 posts)
6. Read earlier that he's bringing in a team of lawyers who will intervene in his tweets now,
Fri May 26, 2017, 07:34 PM
May 2017

among other protective activities.

The Velveteen Ocelot

(117,388 posts)
12. That's not gonna happen.
Fri May 26, 2017, 07:45 PM
May 2017

Are lawyers going to be following him to the can, or hiding in his bedroom closet so they can wrest his phone from his tiny hands at 6:00 a.m.? I don't think so.


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15. For the millionth time-I'll believe it when it happens.
Fri May 26, 2017, 07:59 PM
May 2017

I sure as hell don't want him to be martyred-just justice to be done before he takes all of us down with him. He only deserves humiliation.

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