What Will Happen When Trump Refuses To Leave Office?
Current polling suggests that if the 2020 election were held today that President Donald Trump could lose to a number of his possible Democratic opponents.
A more pressing concern for Trump is that it appears Americans are increasingly in favor of impeaching and removing him from office over the Ukraine scandal, another scandal where it appears (and Trump has admitted) that he abused the power of his office to coerce a foreign country to aid him in finding dirt on a political opponent's son.
In the event that Trump loses the next election or is removed from the White House, what will happen if the president refuses to leave office as he has promised repeatedly over the past few years?
The U.S. Constitution and American history have no precedent for such a shaky transition of power, so a plan must be drawn up by national leadership in order to affect an orderly transition of power.
The American public must understand that the United States is facing a challenge to the U.S. Constitution unlike anything that it has faced in the past; Trump represents the first time in modern U.S. history that a sitting president has intentionally and knowingly done things that have put American democracy and lives at risk.
Will sustained crowds be required to remove Trump from power? Will the U.S. military takes its oath to the U.S. Constitution as seriously as we hope?
In the end, Trump will do whatever he can get away with.
Americans must be ready to preserve the liberty that our ancestors died for.
We must be willing to engage in civil disobedience, the type exemplified by the likes of Henry David Thoreau and Dr. Martin Luther King, Ph.D. The U.S. Constitution can only be saved by an engaged citizenry.