The Trump Trainwreck: How Will It All End?
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The Trump Trainwreck: How Will It All End?

The 10 Most Likely Ways Trump's Presidency Will End

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The Trump Trainwreck: How Will It All End?
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In the news this week was the confirmation of a Virginia Grand Jury investigating Donald Trump’s ties to Russia along with former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testifying their cover-up of former National Security advisor Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia. In response, Donald Trump did the two worst possible things a president could have done: he tweeted to Sally Yates that basically symbolized a threat and intimidation to a witness, and he fired FBI director James Comey. The same James Comey who was in the process of investigating Trump’s ties to Russia and confirmed the Virginia Grand Jury’s investigation.


In other words, Trump fired the man who was investigating him and will replace him with a new head of the FBI. That same replacement will inevitably continue Comey’s investigation and Trump will inevitably fire him/her also, and so on and so forth.

Just as President Richard Nixon fired his Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General in “The Saturday Night Massacre” in October of 1973 because they hired a special prosecutor to investigate the Watergate break-in. Less than a year later the Watergate scandal blew-up and Nixon resigned.

In this modern reenactment of Watergate, Donald John Trump is covering up a scandal that can endanger his presidency. What he fails to realize however is that trying to cover up a scandal is an impeachable offense as well.

So from the date of May 9th, 2017, where Trump fired the man who was investigating him, his days as the United States President are numbered.

Below are the top 10 most likely scenarios of how Donald Trump’s run in office will end. They are ordered from most likely to least likely.


1. Republican Senators and Representatives, knowing that they will have nothing to run their campaign on for their reelection in 2018, will hire a special prosecutor and impeach Donald Trump in the trial of the century in the summer of 2018. Their reelection campaign that Fall will run where they claim credit in removing Trump from office.

When the House passed the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, Democratic representatives sang “Na Na Na Na-Na Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Gooooodbye” because it sealed the doom for all 217 Republican representatives who voted to basically take health care away from 24 million Americans. While all 217 representatives probably won’t be voted out next year, most of them will considering the likely record voting turn out nest Fall.

Who says Politics can't be fun sometimes?

Since those representatives have nothing to run their campaign on, they will jump off the sinking Titanic of Trump’s presidency and call for a special investigation of Trump’s ties to Russia and his cover-up of the investigation.

When the impeachment trial begins it will make O.J. Simpson’s murder trial of 1994 and 1995 look like a dispute over a parking ticket. Trump in his hubris will refuse to resign and the majority of the House and Senate will remove him from office and the healing process will officially begin.


2. Congress will enact the 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump from office.

Or they could do this, a faster and much easier version of removing Trump from office: Enacting section four of the 25th amendment of the U.S. Constitution would begin the immediate removal of Trump from office. The likely result of that will be a failed psychiatric evaluation on Trump and doctor’s confirming that the Donald Trump is mentally incapable of running office.

This is not a joke or a political rant: I believe that there is something genuinely wrong with Donald John Trump psychology.

Even then however, they don't need proof of him being mentally incapable, they could take him out because they just don't like him!

Below is a video explaining Section 4 of the 25th Amendment by Keith Olbermann



3. He Surrenders office amid an American Military takeover of the Government

This too is an option. If the government continues to be out-of-control and near-impossible to protect the people, the military can intervene and take over the government to restore order. It will be a terrible sight to witness, but the country can certainly heal and get back to normal if it means Trump will be removed from office because of it.

The version of a military takeover I prefer to see is a reenactment of one of my favorite films of all-time The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King with Trump playing the role of Sauron.


"For Bernie."


4. Donald Trump will lose his 2020 Reelection campaign


There will be so many hindsight jokes for the next four years

It’s simple yet not as likely as the top three. Donald Trump will survive a historically disastrous first term as president and then be voted out of office by a more qualified candidate. At this point the opponent could be anybody: Hillary Clinton, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Bernie Sanders, Mark Cuban, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, and what-the-heck how about Rosie O’Donnell. Any nominee for President in 2020 regardless of party will look like Abraham Lincoln. But of course we can’t trust the electoral collage because Russia can probably just hack the vote once again.


5. He Will Lose a Special New Election to Hillary Clinton

It seems out of this world, but if it is in fact revealed that Russia hacked the 2016 election but we won’t be able to find out the real results of the vote, how about a new election without technology and go back to paper? As impossible as that could be, there is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that says when a President is removed from office, it isn’t specific as to how long the Vice President will serve in his place. So in this theory, if Donald Trump’s presidential victory is illegitimate, the government can shut itself down and create a new election with the same 2016 candidates on the ballot.

For all of the non-voters, third party voters, and Trump voters who regret their decision, they will certainly learn their lesson and vote for Hillary Clinton.

It will be a landslide victory and Clinton will ride to the White House on a chariot with flying horses under a giant rainbow. Standing next to her on the inauguration will be Sally Yates, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Gloria Steinem, Angela Merkel, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, J.K. Rowling, Meryl Streep, Nancy Pelosi, Malala Yousafzai, Rachel Maddow, Lena Dunham, Samantha Bee, Amy Schumer, every woman who was alive in 1920, and the ghosts of Eleanor Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, Eva Peron, Frida Kahlo, Margaret Thatcher, Emma Goldman, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc and other Feminist Goddesses.

Olbermann presents the idea of a new election



6. He surrenders office to an invading Russian and/or North Korean armies


The worst-case scenario of this presidency is allowing the major foreign superpowers like Russia and North Korea to capitalize on our leader’s incompetence and invade the country. Then again, to assume an invasion in capitalizing the incompetence of Trump is also underestimating the competence of the American military which I believe can succeed in spite of him.


7. He serves the maximum two terms as President

If Donald Trump miraculously survives his first term and is elected for another then he deserves some applause for somehow pulling off the impossible.

Then again, he could serve two terms as president while a giant section of the country secedes from him and begins a second American Civil War which outlasts his presidency.


8. An Assassination

As in every Presidency or leadership position, this is a possibility, and a terrible one. There have been four Presidents assassinated while in office: Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy. All four of those assassinations changed the course of history forever.

But we must remember this, no matter how dangerous Trump is as president to the country, he should not be killed for it. Taking a life for the purpose of removing someone from power is morally compromising and can create violence and chaos for decades. Another terrible consequence of that is Trump becoming a martyr and worshipped as a victim for centuries. He needs to be exposed and brought to justice alive.

When thinking about this I thought of the final episode of my favorite television series of all-time:Avatar: The Last Aribender. In the four part series finale the protagonist Avatar Aang has to overthrow the evil ruler Firelord Ozai to save the world. Even though Ozai is evil and must be destroyed, Aang does not want to take a life even if it means saving everyone else. So Aang finds a way to stop him without killing him, and uses his powers to take away Ozai’s bending, rendering him powerless.


Did I mention that this is my favorite show of all-time?

In order for us to take down Trump, we must make him powerless, but not take away everything else.


9. Abraham Lincoln returns to take back the White House


The only way the past two years of politics can make any sense is if Abraham Lincoln woke up and left his tomb in Illinois. Just as he took a train from Illinois to D.C. to assume Presidential duties in 1860, Lincoln will take another train to Washington and return to the White House in 2017.

He will ceremoniously walk into the oval office and grab Donald Trump by the collar of his shirt and carry him up to the roof.

Dark and raining, Lincoln will lift Trump with all his might and toss him off the roof and deep into the night.

Lincoln will yell at the top of his lungs for everyone to hear “A New Birth of Freedom!” and walk back downstairs and return to the presidency. He will resume his second term that ended when he was shot by John Wilkes Booth and restore America’s hopes and freedom. At the end of his term, he will take another train back to Illinois return to his grave. He will lie there and at last rest knowing that the country he loves is back on the right path.



10. Donald Trump Resigns Amid Scandal.

It should be the obvious end to his Presidency, but alas, Donald Trump is more likely to be thrown off the White House by Abraham Lincoln then resign from office in the wake of a huge scandal. That is because of, from what I have observed, his incredible hubris.

In his head, everything he has done and what he is doing as President is great for the country and universally beloved by all.

He lives in a cocoon in which the only things he lets in is positive praise and attention.

So when the time comes that he has to resign or face an impeachment trial, he will refuse thinking he did nothing wrong. So he will have to be removed by an outside force, and hopefully that will be law and order.


And now I leave you with a quote from one of my favorite authors, George Orwell


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