Dem Activist Predicts Trump Will Resign Over ‘Poor Health’ Before Impeachment
President Donald Trump will likely resign from office before he can be impeached by the House and cite health concerns as his reason for stepping down, according to Democratic Coalition Chairman Jon Cooper.
Newsweek reported that Cooper suggested Trump is skating on increasingly thin ice with the impeachment inquiry, which centers on the president’s alleged attempt to extract investigations into his opponents from Ukraine’s government in exchange for U.S. military assistance and a face-to-face meeting at the White House.
Public impeachment hearings began last week and will continue again this week, the publication noted, and witness testimony so far has not been kind to the president.
Popular opinion holds that the House will vote to impeach but the Republican-controlled Senate will not convict Trump, but Cooper argued that the president’s situation is dire enough that he might not finish out his first term.
Cooper noted that Trump was whisked away to Walter Reed Hospital on Saturday, for what the White House called a “routine” examination, indicating the president might be setting himself up to step down over supposed health concerns.
Trump has frequently boasted of his “very” good health, doing so again after reports of his unscheduled hospital visit, tweeting: “Also began phase one of my yearly physical. Everything very good (great!). Will complete next year.”