What Will Happen When Trump Refuses To Leave Office?

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William James

President Donald Trump is a unique danger to the United States.

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.

Trump, being Trump, will not exit the White House gracefully, so it will be imperative that a coalition of constitutionalists be prepared to act swiftly and decisively to remove him from office.

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.

How so?

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.

Comments (54)
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Suki0320
Suki0320

About a million of us march up to the WH and drag him out by that rag on his head. On run him out on a literal rail like they did the racist mayor in "Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?"

ktkat1949
ktkat1949

Hope the guards shoot him as a trespasser

LA times 2020
LA times 2020

I will go in and grab that racist coward by his fat neck and throw his nazi ass out into the street

Renegade98
Renegade98

I don't think that Trump and Company know how much they are actually hated in the Good Old U.S. of A.. but it's a huge number.

davie
davie

When all his traitor supporters get in front of the White House with the AK's then what? How about all the treasonous RepubliKKKon Congressional reps form a ring around the place? And they threaten the military should the military decides to uphold the constitution? Fascism has just about swallowed up America.

Kradek
Kradek

How long would he last without secret service protection?

Daniel37160
Daniel37160

Wow all of you morons need help. Talkn bout killin ppl. Bunch of sickos, no wonder democrats are goin down fast.

Daniel37160
Daniel37160

Trump is not hated, its just a few groups of you haters that are brain washed

Fedos
Fedos

It's simple if he's ousted in the election. The transition of the office does not require consent or action from the outgoing president. The incoming president will become head of the Executive branch and Commander in Chief, and as such will be able to direct the Secret Service and, if necessary, the military to remove Trump and his associates from the White House.

It's less clear in the case of impeachment. If Pence is impeached and removed along with Trump then Pelosi becomes president and the above applies. If Pence remains in office he becomes president then we have the potential for a constitutional crisis as we have to trust that Pence would actually have Trump removed.

HenryC1
HenryC1

"...in order to effect (not 'affect') an orderly transiton..." For a site with tge pompous name "Intellectualist" it would be nice if you knew correct word usage .

phild
phild

he will be escorted off the premises

Foundstar
Foundstar

It would be absolutely fabulous if he refuses to leave..Talk about Reality TV.. Eventually, when all logic and negotiations fail..He will be arrested, cuffed and jailed for trespassing and resisting arrest. Oh what a glorious day it will be!!


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