Former Bush Adviser Thinks Trump Will Resign in 2019
This year could be the end of Donald Trump, Alan J. Steinberg believes. And he should know because he used to be an adviser for President George W. Bush.
Alan wrote a column for NJ.com, predicting that while there are not enough Congressional votes to remove Trump, he will resign in 2019 in exchange for immunity from prosecution.
“The self-professed supreme dealmaker will use his presidency as a bargaining chip with federal and state authorities in 2019, agreeing to leave office in exchange for the relevant authorities not pursuing criminal charge against him, his children or the Trump Organization,” he wrote, adding that his popularity makes the chances of re-election slim in 2020.
Trump could easily be impeached by the House of Representatives, but Alan says it’s “highly unlikely” enough Republicans senators would vote to convict and remove Trump from office.
“There are only two years left in Trump’s presidential term,” he wrote. “With his approval ratings in an abysmal state, and the forthcoming recession making it near impossible for Trump to stage a political recovery, it appears most likely that he will use the continuation of his presidency as a bargaining chip.”