Trump ‘may not even be a free person’ in 2020

Jun 2013
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The following are excerpts from a news report by David Weigel and Felicia Sonmez, dated 11 February 2019, under the headline "Trump ‘may not even be a free person’ in 2020, Elizabeth Warren says".

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa —Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told voters on Sunday (10 February 2019) that President Trump might be unable to finish his term, firing back at him for the first time since his reelection campaign attacked her rollout.

“By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not be president,” Warren told an audience here. “In fact, he may not even be a free person.”

Warren had not previously hinted that the scandals surrounding the president could keep him from seeking a second term. In her previous trip to Iowa, she rarely mentioned Trump by name....

Warren’s remark comes as Trump’s legal woes are deepening and as special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia probe has closed in on several key members of the president’s orbit.

A little more than halfway into his first term, nearly every organization Trump has led in the past decade is under investigation. The mounting challenges include civil suits against Trump’s private company and charity, as well as several looming investigations by House Democrats.

And with last month’s indictment of Trump’s longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone, the Mueller investigation has now led to charges against 34 people and guilty pleas from six Trump associates.....

The idea that scandals might force Trump from office is widespread among Democratic voters, and other candidates have hinted at it, as well.

“Impeachment, prison, not reelected, runs off and hides on a Caribbean island — I don’t care,” said Andrea Taylor, a 44-year-old respiratory therapist in Cedar Rapids. “I just don’t want him to keep hurting our country.”

At a Saturday morning town hall in Marshalltown, Iowa, Booker had an exchange with a voter who said she wanted a candidate tough enough to beat Trump. The New Jersey Democrat replied that he was ready for the fight — but that he was unsure whether the president would be on the ballot.

“Should I be our nominee and Trump also be their nominee — I’m not sure that he will be — you will see the toughest person standing against him,” Booker said. (End excerpts)

Source: Trump ‘may not even be a free person’ in 2020, Elizabeth Warren says
 
Dec 2018
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This is simply a politician trolling the opponent. If anyone should appreciate what Warren is doing here, it should be Trump.
 
Dec 2015
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Warren makes a good point. I still maintain Trump will NOT RUN in 2020. Why should he? I can't think of one good reason.
Trump got what he wanted---the presidency. He will go down in history for that fluke. But here's his dilemma. The Southern District of New York is sitting on their hands UNTIL he leaves office. If he runs in 2020 and wins all he's doing is postponing the inevitable for another 4 years and there's a possibility that he'll lose OR that more criminal investigations will find MORE prosecutorial dirt. Trump loses either way.
Trump doesn't like being president. Oh sure--he loves the adoration from his fans--but that's ALL he loves. He can get lots of adoration in prison too! LOL
IF the GOP is smart, they'll pressure Trump NOT TO RUN. They'll put Pence on the ballot and I'll just bet Pence is counting on that. But of course, we KNOW FOR A fact that the GOP is not smart so who knows what they'll do and we know they don't like Trump.
This is an exciting time for our country. It's a soap opera for sure. Cue the music.
 
Apr 2013
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Warren makes a good point. I still maintain Trump will NOT RUN in 2020. Why should he? I can't think of one good reason.
Trump got what he wanted---the presidency. He will go down in history for that fluke. But here's his dilemma. The Southern District of New York is sitting on their hands UNTIL he leaves office. If he runs in 2020 and wins all he's doing is postponing the inevitable for another 4 years and there's a possibility that he'll lose OR that more criminal investigations will find MORE prosecutorial dirt. Trump loses either way.
Trump doesn't like being president. Oh sure--he loves the adoration from his fans--but that's ALL he loves. He can get lots of adoration in prison too! LOL
IF the GOP is smart, they'll pressure Trump NOT TO RUN. They'll put Pence on the ballot and I'll just bet Pence is counting on that. But of course, we KNOW FOR A fact that the GOP is not smart so who knows what they'll do and we know they don't like Trump.
This is an exciting time for our country. It's a soap opera for sure. Cue the music.
I thought that at first, but his ego has taken over again - no surprise.

He has hired a campaign director, he is amassing a ton of money and his "rallies" around the country are out and out taxpayer funded electioneering.

One of the few things I think aren't out and out lies in his tweets are the comments about his opinion of the ease of defeating the various potential Democrat challengers.
 
Dec 2015
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I thought that at first, but his ego has taken over again - no surprise.

He has hired a campaign director, he is amassing a ton of money and his "rallies" around the country are out and out taxpayer funded electioneering.

One of the few things I think aren't out and out lies in his tweets are the comments about his opinion of the ease of defeating the various potential Democrat challengers.

I think it's all for show, R. HE has to go through the motions--right up until the moment. Ego-driven for sure, but he's playing a part. Of course he thinks he can defeat his challengers. He knows more than ALL THE challengers, doncha know?
 

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