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16. It's a legitimate concern. Trump and his cult do not recognize the rule of law.
Sun Feb 23, 2020, 04:08 PM
Feb 2020

Try this thought: If defeated, Trump will congratulate the winner, thank his staff for their loyalty and simply leave office, like all other presidents have done before him.

Pause for a moment— does the the above sentence ring true? Does it describe a scenario that’s in keeping with what we have witnessed for the past
3-plus years?

Trump does *nothing* quietly, or fairly, or legitimately. Nor does he surrender any ideological ground. It would be very consistent with his demonstrated behavior to contest the results of an election, especially if all the Republican machinations don’t pan out.

I put *nothing* past this insane, bitter criminal. Nothing. It would be wise to have a plan in place that deals with Trump either not recognizing the results of an election he does not win, or not surrendering the office per the law. Because, as has been witnessed repeatedly, the law means nothing to Trump or his circle.

at noon the day of the Inauguration he will be considered trespassing and has NO authority over.. samnsara Feb 2020 #1
Not even a little bit. phylny Feb 2020 #2
"I'm an old man and have known many troubles, most of which never happened" . . . Journeyman Feb 2020 #3
Couldn't he just be bodily carried out by LEO or somebody? nt raccoon Feb 2020 #4
No, I imagine the secret service and the generals will be plenty sick of him by then and more redstatebluegirl Feb 2020 #5
More likely Supreme Court will find some BS justification exboyfil Feb 2020 #6
One of the 2naSalit Feb 2020 #7
Absolutely -- that was no acting job Karl Rove pulled on Fox News that night rocktivity Feb 2020 #9
Still reminds me of Trading Places exboyfil Feb 2020 #11
I'm a lot more worried about what will happen rocktivity Feb 2020 #8
no H2O Man Feb 2020 #10
Not leaving the building isn't the same as not leaving office. KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2020 #12
That is my belief malaise Feb 2020 #15
Must Read - Get thee to the greatest page malaise Feb 2020 #13
Thank you Malaise. mahina Feb 2020 #19
I don't think it will happen but better to be prepared malaise Feb 2020 #20
Up till last week I didn't think so either mahina Feb 2020 #21
No nt Raine Feb 2020 #14
It's a legitimate concern. Trump and his cult do not recognize the rule of law. VOX Feb 2020 #16
Thank you. n/t EndlessWire Feb 2020 #17
Certainly, hopeful. mahina Feb 2020 #18
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