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dmr

(28,275 posts)
Mon May 18, 2020, 10:39 AM May 2020

This is how I see Donald's future ...

I was reading in another thread that the Trumps want to own their own media to take on Fox. I think it's a pipe dream, specifically because I don't think they can afford it, and I'm not so sure they'd be able to find the financial backing.

So, I got to thinking what life would be like for Donald after we elect President Joe Biden ...

Once out of the powerful Oval Office ...

Donald, his kids and company will be bogged down in legal issues and legal bills.

He won't have the RNC or campaign donations to pay his and Don Jr.'s way anymore. I suppose they could start a GoFundMe.

I'm sure opportunistic lawyers won't deem him worth their while to defend anymore. Some may, but Donald is facing deep legal problems. Who wants to sign on knowing Donald is notorious on stiffing attorneys?

Unlike now, with family and sycophants propping him up to make him presentable to the world, he'll be a pathetic, senile old man who won't have much to offer. He'll rage on and rage Tweet, but after a short while, who cares what he has to say anymore? Donald may go down rather quickly.

And his kids? Presently they're only useful to people who try to capitalize on the old man while still in office. Once he's out? Well, his kids and son-in-law aren't too bright or even likable.

I could be way off base, but am curious as to DU's speculation.


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This is how I see Donald's future ... (Original Post) dmr May 2020 OP
I see him dead, or in prison, or in Russia. SoonerPride May 2020 #1
What criminal charge would you bring against him that would result in prison time? brooklynite May 2020 #2
Treason. Beakybird May 2020 #5
That's not a real possibility. Read what is necessary for a Maru Kitteh May 2020 #6
Good point. Beakybird May 2020 #12
There we go! Now those ARE real possibilities, and may he face them Maru Kitteh May 2020 #14
Tax Fraud, just like Capone. tinrobot May 2020 #21
Keep in mind that NYS took no action against him in the years before he became President brooklynite May 2020 #24
He'll file taxes next year... and the year after that... tinrobot May 2020 #30
If Russia TEB May 2020 #4
I'd be happy with all 3 maxrandb May 2020 #10
Made me laugh. What a visual. An imprisoned djt listening to 8 time President Sasha Obama. yonder May 2020 #15
a few recommended options depending upon one's personal philosophy NRaleighLiberal May 2020 #3
I really want it to go something like this: Alex4Martinez May 2020 #7
To the greatest page with you! greatauntoftriplets May 2020 #8
His cult will drop away too. Mike 03 May 2020 #9
I think that if Trump loses Berlin Expat May 2020 #31
The cult will find someone new ThoughtCriminal May 2020 #11
To borrow a phrase from Kevin O'Leary BannonsLiver May 2020 #13
He's gonna jones bad once he's out of office & no longer gets this kind of attention. CrispyQ May 2020 #16
In what I think will be a controversial move, if he loses (and leaves office) in 2020... CincyDem May 2020 #17
You are right he will become a martyr on fox that the liberals destroyed him kimbutgar May 2020 #20
He's going to have some very significant cash procon May 2020 #18
And I see Don Jr girlfriend dumping him and also Eric wife will say bye bye kimbutgar May 2020 #19
We cannot fear reprisal;Trump has assuredly committed crimes, lots of them Mr. Ected May 2020 #22
It matters not how stinky the clown, nor how heinous the crime. Arthur_Frain May 2020 #23
Bad news: Jim Bakker is still alive. Patterson May 2020 #25
My bad. Arthur_Frain May 2020 #29
Does he have a reputation for stiffing his attorneys on their bills? JustABozoOnThisBus May 2020 #26
Don't forget the debts to China and Russkies. brush May 2020 #27
The deal he has made with several countries and oligarchs is that he is to wiggs May 2020 #28

Maru Kitteh

(28,299 posts)
6. That's not a real possibility. Read what is necessary for a
Mon May 18, 2020, 10:48 AM
May 2020

charge of treason, let alone a conviction.

Beakybird

(3,323 posts)
12. Good point.
Mon May 18, 2020, 10:58 AM
May 2020

However, I see him being sworn under oath about many matters of national security and committing criminal perjury. Also, violating the emoluments clause of the constitution.

Maru Kitteh

(28,299 posts)
14. There we go! Now those ARE real possibilities, and may he face them
Mon May 18, 2020, 11:06 AM
May 2020

repeatedly until he loses everything, and/or dies, and/or goes to jail. Any combination of those outcomes are satisfactory, imo.


maxrandb

(15,033 posts)
10. I'd be happy with all 3
Mon May 18, 2020, 10:50 AM
May 2020

He flees to Russia, his American properties are siezed, Vlad sours on him and he's sent to a Siberian prison, where he lives too 110, in pain and shitting in his own pants 3 times a day, until he croak listening to the 8th State of the Union address from Sasha Obama.

yonder

(9,610 posts)
15. Made me laugh. What a visual. An imprisoned djt listening to 8 time President Sasha Obama.
Mon May 18, 2020, 11:34 AM
May 2020

I've long maintained that trump should lead a long life, healthy or not, providing it be spent in prison, where he belongs.

NRaleighLiberal

(59,912 posts)
3. a few recommended options depending upon one's personal philosophy
Mon May 18, 2020, 10:44 AM
May 2020
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Mike 03

(16,616 posts)
9. His cult will drop away too.
Mon May 18, 2020, 10:49 AM
May 2020

They'll get tired of his repetitive ranting. When he's not in the Oval Office it will be easier to admit he is a loser.

Although I wouldn't be surprised if he can find the funding to purchase a position in that cheapjack network, maybe with loans from Deutsche Bank. But I concede it will be an utter failure. Even MAGAts won't be able to stand him after a certain point, because when all is said and done he didn't make their lives better, and for many of them things are worse than thought possible. (And by then many will know someone who died of the virus).

Berlin Expat

(945 posts)
31. I think that if Trump loses
Tue May 19, 2020, 09:43 AM
May 2020

to Biden this November, his MAGA personality cult will fade pretty quickly. He'll be perceived of as a "weak loser" in their eyes, and they'll turn their backs on him. I reckon that would start a few days after Election Day and by the time President Biden is sworn in next January, I'd say that a whole lot of those who've supported Trump so fervently won't even so much as admit they ever voted for him.

They'll throw Trump under the bus in short order.

ThoughtCriminal

(13,952 posts)
11. The cult will find someone new
Mon May 18, 2020, 10:55 AM
May 2020

Remember the devotion to "W"? Now they will not even acknowledge that he existed.


BannonsLiver

(16,043 posts)
13. To borrow a phrase from Kevin O'Leary
Mon May 18, 2020, 11:03 AM
May 2020

TV is a tough racket and they will be crushed like cockroaches they are.

CrispyQ

(35,966 posts)
16. He's gonna jones bad once he's out of office & no longer gets this kind of attention.
Mon May 18, 2020, 11:43 AM
May 2020

Even if he gets a network, he'll be a loser has-been that hardly anyone pays attention to, while the Obamas will win awards for their ongoing contributions.

"I've seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. It reveals who you are." ~Michelle Obama

CincyDem

(6,200 posts)
17. In what I think will be a controversial move, if he loses (and leaves office) in 2020...
Mon May 18, 2020, 11:43 AM
May 2020

...I expect he will immediately announce his candidacy for 2024 and launch an election committee.

He's a grifter and he's got an audience ready to donate to his cause. He'll milk that cow until it falls over in the stall and the only way to do that is a come-back tour. Think of it like the Dallas reboot...and just as cheesy.

Eventually the money will dry up but every indictment will trigger new donations...he's going to become a professional martyr on the "librul" altar and from there he'll reach for every penny he can grift from the base.

That's how I see his future...professional beggar.

kimbutgar

(20,599 posts)
20. You are right he will become a martyr on fox that the liberals destroyed him
Mon May 18, 2020, 12:15 PM
May 2020

And the election results were fake he really won. He will look so pathetic.

procon

(15,805 posts)
18. He's going to have some very significant cash
Mon May 18, 2020, 11:51 AM
May 2020

flow problems. His signature branding franchises are so badly tarnished as to be worthless. His fame has turned to infamy, further damaging the profitability of his commercial properties. His money laundering side biz will shrivel up under the intense legal scrutiny of the number of lawsuits that will scare off his crooked clients.

His grifting opportunities will shrivel up as there will be fewer rubes available who haven't learned something about Trump's shifty MO. His attacks on private individuals, the vulnerable, the weak, the patriotic, the heros, will no longer go unchallenged. The horrendous behaviors of his moronic, misbegotten offspring will contribute to Trump's downfall.

Where, and how, will Trump find a way to make money post WH? Will it be legal, will he seek untical partnerships with the world's worst tyrants?

kimbutgar

(20,599 posts)
19. And I see Don Jr girlfriend dumping him and also Eric wife will say bye bye
Mon May 18, 2020, 12:14 PM
May 2020

And Ivanka and Jared will be sued and destroyed financially. Foreclosures will be forthcoming also!

Mr. Ected

(9,670 posts)
22. We cannot fear reprisal;Trump has assuredly committed crimes, lots of them
Mon May 18, 2020, 12:22 PM
May 2020

And he needs to face our criminal justice system as would any other citizen.

We cannot conduct ourselves in a manner that ends up protecting Trump because of fear that the Republicans will do the same to Democrats in the future.

We have to trust that justice will prevail, and if accused, our politicians will rise or fall depending on the facts and the evidence.

Arthur_Frain

(1,706 posts)
23. It matters not how stinky the clown, nor how heinous the crime.
Mon May 18, 2020, 12:22 PM
May 2020

We always watch the train wreck of the the defrocked. I humbly submit Jim Baker. Hawking snake oil until the day he died, just a little while ago. He didn’t even have the decency to die from Covid-19 and grant us a little irony.

If Jim Jones had a little been a bit more forward thinking, he’d have survived the kool aid kegger, secure in the knowledge that today he’d be a hot item on Dr. Phil and the daily talk show circuit.

He will never go away until he is dead. He will glory in his role as a political gadfly, because then he truly will be free to tweet any repulsive thing he wants. You think it’s bad now? Just wait.

And his flock will never leave him. I really don’t get any of the posts here about how “I handed a trumper his hat yesterday, he just stood there in silence”. They never stand there in silence. At least not the ones I run into, and they will not be swayed by facts or knowledge, not one whit. Willful ignorance indeed.

There are people who wallow in ignorance and there are people who revel in it. In November 2020, you’ll have a rare opportunity to identify the latter. I vote we paint a red “I” in the middle of their forehead.

Tell ‘em it stands for “Intelligent”.

Arthur_Frain

(1,706 posts)
29. My bad.
Mon May 18, 2020, 02:09 PM
May 2020

Was it swaggart who passed recently?

One of those. The name is the only thing that has changed, the sham remains the same.

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,238 posts)
26. Does he have a reputation for stiffing his attorneys on their bills?
Mon May 18, 2020, 01:28 PM
May 2020

I thought that was the one class of "employee" that he was good with. No worries, though, if he can't afford an attorney, one will be appointed ... yadda, yadda.

brush

(52,927 posts)
27. Don't forget the debts to China and Russkies.
Mon May 18, 2020, 01:47 PM
May 2020

People keep falling out of windows or getting poisoned.

wiggs

(7,729 posts)
28. The deal he has made with several countries and oligarchs is that he is to
Mon May 18, 2020, 01:55 PM
May 2020

become one of the richest men in the world. IMHO. He is in this for only one reason and it has nothing to do with serving you and me and our country. Think he forgot to get a taste of gazprom? or saudi arms deal? Think he asked for nothing in exchange for lifting sanctions? What did he get for propping up Netanyahu? What did he get for the tax cut that benefitted his friends the most?

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