After months of endless controversies and crises, sinking approval ratings, and virtually everything going wrong for Donald Trump, an increasing number of Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are distancing themselves from the erratic president. Now comes an inside report that Donald Trump is in preliminary talks about resigning his office.
The stunning revelation came from political insider Jon Cooper, the well connected Chairman of the Democratic Coalition Against Trump.
“Source who’s been accurate in past tells me there have been some preliminary talks in WH re POTUS resigning. Mostly hypothetical what-ifs,” Cooper wrote on Twitter.
🔥🔥Source who's been accurate in past tells me there have been some preliminary talks in WH re POTUS resigning. Mostly hypothetical what-ifs.
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) August 22, 2017
Cooper didn’t go into additional detail, but the timing of such a development makes sense. Trump is acting as if he’s on the verge of giving up. Earlier today, he gave a speech about Afghanistan which seemed almost physically painful for him because he had to admit he’d been wrong about it all along. This also ties into other confirmed reports of Trump hinting that he wants to resign.
Just today, The New York Times reported that Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell expressed uncertainty that Mr. Trump will be able to salvage his administration after the avalanche of controversies caused by Trump’s erratic behavior.
According to The Times, the relationship between Trump and McConnell has disintegrated to the point that they have not spoken to each other in weeks.
And —get this— back in late June, Politico revealed that Donald Trump had been telling his friends and advisers that he wants to resign but that he fears being seen as a quitter like Richard Nixon. Eight weeks later, Trump has made no headway in trying to carve out an agenda, and by now it’s a given that his legacy will be a cautionary tale of failure.
It wouldn’t be at all shocking to see Donald Trump do what he’s always done whenever he’s realized he’s failed in the business world: declare bankruptcy on his presidency by resigning and calling the whole thing a success.