In 2017, Trump’s Ghostwriter Predicted He Would Resign If Faced With Impeachment
The ghostwriter for President Donald Trump’s 1987 memoir, “The Art of the Deal,” said in 2017 that Trump would resign rather than face impeachment, as reported by CNN.
Tony Schwartz — who recently wrote during an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit that Trump is the “most purely evil human being” he has ever met — predicted that the president would resign as former Special Counsel Robert Mueller closed in with the Russia investigation.
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“Trump's presidency is effectively over. Would be amazed if he survives till end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner.”
Of course, Schwartz’s prediction did not come true and Trump is still in office. But the reasoning for his prognosis was solid:
"I surely believe that at some point over the next period of time, he's going to have to figure out a way to resign," Schwartz told CNN in May 2017. "The reason he's going to do that, as opposed to go through what could be an impeachment process or a continuing humiliation, is that he wants to figure out a way, as he has done all his career, to turn a loss into a victory. So he will declare victory when he leaves."
Now, impeachment poses an even greater threat to Trump, as his decision to withhold military aid to Ukraine, allegedly for the purpose of pressuring the country to investigate Joe Biden, has led Democrats closer to formal impeachment proceedings.
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