Nightmare Scenarios With President Trump
President Trump is the most divisive president in the past century and has caused the nation to go through another impeachment process because of his abuse of power and obstruction. Yet, he still somehow still has a 45-50% approval rating among his party.
The impeachment inquiry and the trial will do two things:
- Provide sufficient evidence to create the articles of impeachment
- Move the process to a real trial in the Senate
The outcome of all this will most likely not convict Trump of wrongdoing and an acquittal will be announced based on insufficient evidence because the Senate is held by the Republicans. No matter what happens in the trial, there will never be enough Republicans to remove him from office. Get use to it. Get over it. That said, should a shocking end result with removal of office, what exactly happens if Trump refuses to leave? Can he be forcibly removed? Imagine the chaos that would ensue with this and having VP Pence assume the oval office.
That is nightmare scenario number one.
Assuming nothing really happens to Trump once the impeachment process is done, and Trump runs against Biden or other in 2020, what happens if the election is won narrowly by the Democrats. You know, Trump will challenge it as Bush did in 2000, it will be a repeat of that event. What happens if it is determined that the Democrats won but Trump refuses to concede? Refuses to leave the White House? This is all within the realm of possibility with Trump who loves to fight. His supporters would back him in a close race.
That is nightmare scenario two.
Regardless of what actually occurs, Trump has damaged the whole American political process for decades. Future presidents will never be fully trusted again and political parties will remain divided with few cooperative moments that help America.