Does Trump Already Consider Quitting an Option?

By Karen

When I first heard it, I was stunned. Now I’m shocked the media hasn’t noted something Trump revealed near the end of his acceptance speech.

He apparently thinks he has an option to throw in the towel if the presidency proves too tough for him. He drops the clue at 15:50…

Here’s the transcript…

“I look very much forward to being your president, and hopefully, at the end of two years or three years or four years, or maybe even eight years, you will say, so many of you worked so hard for us, but you will say that, you will say that that was something that you were really very proud to do.”

His muddled use of pronouns renders the thought nonsensical, but why those time frames? Why wouldn’t a such a relentless braggart say, “After my first hundred days,” or, “After my first year in office”?

It seems clear to me that he’s implying he may consider the job a fait accompli by mid-term. We can only hope.

(Don’t you love how his son Barron, in white tie to Trump’s left, can’t conceal utter boredom throughout the whole speech? Poor kid’s life is about to be thrown into chaos, and they’re forcing him to stay up all night and watch Daddy give his 1,987,999th speech.)

Trump’s ties to Russia throughout his campaign are coming to light, thanks to the Russians themselves.

And as Trump’s unseemly associations continue to be laid barer than Melania at a photo shoot, by Inauguration Day his administration should be ass-deep in alligators in an Oval Office swamp of his making. Trump will soon learn that while a candidate may successfully hide some of his dirt (think income taxes, immigration records), the White House is a glass house.


14 Responses to Does Trump Already Consider Quitting an Option?

  1. Tracy Moses says:

    Unfortunately, I interpreted this as him saying that in 2, 3 or 4 years the people who worked to get him elected will be proud of what they did. How warped do you have to be to be “proud” of this moronic goon?

  2. Francis Alan Wormald says:


  3. catsworking says:

    Tracy, yes, that’s another interpretation, but if he wanted people to be proud, he’d be crowing about how they just defied all the polls and got him elected. He’s not a delayed gratification kind of guy.

    That he broke it out into years starting at mid-term means to me that he sees 2 years as some kind of cut-off point. “Do I stay, or do I turn this mess over to Pence?”

    I think he’s leaving all his options open, and if he crashes and burns as expected, pundits will be replaying this speech after his resignation (or impeachment) as the omen we missed that he really wasn’t committed for the long term.

  4. Tracy Moses says:

    You could very well be right, he doesn’t seem like someone with the attention span for the presidency.

    I have something to posit here:

    Now that we know Trump and his campaign did, in fact, have contact with Moscow, what are the odds that Putin might have had something to do with the election results? It’s just starting to smell a little that absolutely no one thought Trump would win. I’m not the conspiracy theory type but, knowing that Russia was hacking email accounts and Putin and Trump have a “bromance”, I’m left wondering.

    Anyone else?

  5. catsworking says:

    Only a couple of polls showed Trump winning. Some of the problem was that many polls use outdated technology, like relying on landlines. I have one and literally DID NOT answer at least 1,000 calls from strange numbers that were probably polls. I was getting 30-40 calls a week.

    That means the polls missed the millennials who are welded to their smartphones.

    Russia may well have had some influence, but I wonder more about Trump’s call to have his supporters patrol voting stations. Black turnout was down overall, and Trump took Pennsylvanis after making a specific call for monitors there when Hillary was well in the lead. Did his goons scare off black voters?

    And it turned out that more educated whites (and women) voted for Trump after probably being too chickenshit to admit they’re racists to pollsters. That threw the numbers off a lot.

    But even so, Hillary WON by 206,514 votes. He won by a glitch of the Electoral College.

  6. Tracy Moses says:

    Thanks, Karen, for the clarification. I wasn’t trying to stir up anything but started musing about all the turn of events. I’ve heard so many stories now of voter suppression and intimidation that that scenario doesn’t surprise me at all. It just sucks no matter how you slice it but I took heart from the Daily Kos piece about the silver lining in this election. I’m going to hang onto that for dear life!

  7. catsworking says:

    Tracy, Haven’t seen the Kos article, but don’t worry about stirring. It’s what we live for! 🙂

  8. Bacardi1 says:

    No Trump supporter here, but I have to agree with Tracy Moses above re: the interpretation of Trump’s words. Firmly believe that the time frames he mentioned were in relation to him getting things done, not when he thinks he might want to “throw in the towel”. Frankly, he is & always will be like a dog with a bone. It’s not in him to “throw in the towel”, or ever admit – particular beforehand – that he might.

  9. catsworking says:

    Tracy, thanks so much for sending that link. I agree with the logic completely. Republicans had better get to work pronto on pushing their agenda because they’ve got two years. It’s going to be tough for them to switch gears after 8 years of collecting paychecks and enjoying great healthcare while sitting on their useless asses, doing absolutely nothing. And when the Democrats retake Congress in 2018, Trump’s going to find out how Obama felt when he found himself questioned and thwarted at every turn. Payback is hell.

    Bacardi, only time will tell which of us heard Trump right. I just know that when those words came out of his mouth, my reaction was shock. Keep in mind that Trump has a track record of throwing in the towel when he makes a total mess of things. What’s he up to now, six bankruptcies? AND doesn’t he have some nasty litigation coming up over defrauding people with Trump University?

    Last night he reverted to type on Twitter. While he was holed up in NYC Trump Tower, THOUSANDS of protesters streamed past the building. He called it “unfair” and accused them of being “professional protesters” provoked by the media. Always the victim, never the perp.

    Nine hours later he tweeted again, trying to be presidential, but couldn’t resist demeaning the protesters as “small groups.”

  10. Randi says:

    I imagine Trump’s voters will expect him to deliver on the promises he made, but how on earth will he be able to do that! Doesn’t it take 2/3 of the Senate and House to pass anything? Has he forgotten there still is Democrats there?
    And do his voters really agree with him that the top earners should pay 25% less in taxes? Where does he intend to get the money for that? Well, perhaps he will sublet part of The White House through airb&b.

  11. Randi says:

    Tracey, I read your link, also. I, too think it’s likely to happen that way, and that’s some comfort. 🙂
    Whatever happens, his voters have a huge disappointment coming, but they asked for it!
    “The core of Republican policy is set up to hurt the working and middle classes and benefit the rich and powerful. Ironically, these are the same working class people who voted for Trump. They will inevitably feel disappointed over the next four years as they realize that Trump can’t magically solve their problems.”

  12. Tracy Moses says:

    Karen, you’re welcome. I need something to hold onto. And, boy, are you right about the useless asses part! LOL

  13. catsworking says:

    Randi, all of us who feel screwed right now will get some satisfaction once Trump’s in the White House and starts acting imperial. He’s already trying to control the media by denying access, which will only make journalists dig harder for the worst. When Trump met with Obama yesterday, he refused to let the press in. The White House released all we know about it.

    He’s never been one to hob-nob with the little people, didn’t allow reporters on his plane during the campaign. Those who voted for him thinking he gives a rat’s ass about their problems have a reality check coming when they realize they elected King Trump.

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