Robert Reich got some information that I believe is a very likely scenario for an early Trump departure, from a former Republican Congressman. That the GOP will find a way to dump Trump after milking him for his worth with a manufactured grassroots is something I’ve been preaching for some time.
Reich wrote the following on his Facebook wall recently.
I had breakfast recently with a friend who’s a former Republican member of Congress. Here’s what he said:
Him: Trump is no Republican. He’s just a big fat ego.
Me: Then why didn’t you speak out against him during the campaign?
Him: You kidding? I was surrounded by Trump voters. I’d have been shot.
Me: So what now? What are your former Republican colleagues going to do?
Him (smirking): They’ll play along for a while.
Me: A while?
Him: They’ll get as much as they want – tax cuts galore, deregulation, military buildup, slash all those poverty programs, and then get to work on Social Security and Medicare – and blame him. And he’s such a fool he’ll want to take credit for everything.
Me: And then what?
Him (laughing): They like Pence.
Me: What do you mean?
Him: Pence is their guy. They all think Trump is out of his mind.
Me: So what?
Him: So the moment Trump does something really dumb – steps over the line – violates the law in a big stupid clumsy way … and you know he will …
Me: They impeach him?
Him: You bet. They pull the trigger.
While I think this is one scenario it is not the only. First of all, I do believe that the presidency is in way over his head. That is likely the reason he chose a cabinet that so reflects the values of the Republican Congress. But he also loves to be loved and he will not take kindly to the attacks he will ultimately take from his base after the effectuation of GOP policies he facilitates. At that time he will turn on the party.
I believe the GOP establishment will build a dossier of illegalities with help from those on the inside of the different departments in the Executive. At that point, I think they will give him an option to resign for health reasons or be impeached.
Trump is neither a conservative or a Republican. In fact, he is core-less. He is simply Trump, a chameleon that would adapt to any ideology where Trump can flourish.