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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:08 PM

Why are people even TALKING about Trump running in 2020???

Chris Hayes had two people on talking about how a recession would impact his chances in 2020, apparently assuming he will still be around and be running.

Are we naive when we think he won't be around that long? Of course, when he was "elected," I didn't think he'd last this long, and I was very wrong.

Never in my 70+ years have I seen so many parallel universes coexisting.

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Reply Why are people even TALKING about Trump running in 2020??? (Original post)
Amaryllis Dec 2018 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2018 #1
unblock Dec 2018 #2
BigmanPigman Dec 2018 #3
BlueTsunami2018 Dec 2018 #4
NotASurfer Dec 2018 #5
BlueStater Dec 2018 #6
Haggis for Breakfast Dec 2018 #7

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:16 PM

1. Anything is possible.

All that junk food could catch up with him (God, are you listening?). He might resign. Although itís unlikely, he could be impeached. Or he could still be in office. All possibilities have to be considered.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:24 PM

2. i know. even though he talks about 8 years and all that, he only was running to cash out.

i really don't think he expected or even wanted to actually win. i think he wanted just to increase his brand within the right-wing world (the only world that matters to him) and then make a mint off his own name.

i don't think he enjoys being president, so many people complaining about everything and making it hard for him to grift.

why wouldn't he just declare victory and leave after one term and then start charging hundreds of thousands per speech and millions to use his name on all sorts of products and otherwise raking it in?

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:31 PM

3. I have been wondering this myself for the past 1 1/2 years.

He doesn't even like being the fake prez. A year ago someone asked hi what he would tell the 30 year old Donald and he answered sincerely, "Don't run for president".

It must be an ego/narcissistic thing.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:35 PM

4. Because it IS possible that he survives all of this.

His cult is never going to leave him no matter what happens, thatís a given. And the GOP isnít going to vote to impeach him as long as their constituents support him. Until the people turn against him en masse and it goes against their personal interests to do so, they wonít lift a finger against him.

The Republicans didnít turn on Nixon until they absolutely had to. There was no noble defense of the country in their actions. It was all self serving.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:42 PM

5. He's like the villain in a horror movie

Who by all rights ought to have been dead ten minutes into the film, but here we are over an hour in and he just keeps firing up that chainsaw and lurching forward to kill everyone in the cabin

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:46 PM

6. Anything is possible in regards to this corrupt lunatic.

He is not a normal president by any definition. I was hoping he would have died of a massive heart attack by now, but apparently not enough plaque has accumulated in his arteries yet.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:58 PM

7. Now that Putin has cut him loose,

He can only twist in the wind.

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