Would Donald Trump Quit if He Wins the Election? He Doesn’t Rule It Out

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    Presented in a recent interview with a scenario, floating around the political ether, in which the presumptive Republican nominee proves all the naysayers wrong, beats Hillary Clinton and wins the presidency, only to forgo the office as the ultimate walk-off winner, Mr. Trump flashed a mischievous smile.

    “I’ll let you know how I feel about it after it happens,” he said, minutes before leaving his Trump Tower office to fly to a campaign rally in New Hampshire.

    It is, of course, entirely possible that Mr. Trump is playing coy to earn more news coverage. But the notion of the intensely competitive Mr. Trump’s being more interested in winning the presidency than serving as president is not exactly a foreign concept to close observers of this presidential race.

    Early in the contest, his rivals, Republican operatives and many reporters questioned the seriousness of his candidacy. His knack for creating controversy out of thin air (this week’s edition: the Star of David Twitter post) and his inclination toward self-destructive comments did not instill confidence in a political culture that values on-message discipline in its candidates.

    Those doubts dissipated after Mr. Trump vanquished his Republican opponents and locked up the nomination.

    “I’ve actually done very well,” Mr. Trump said. “We beat 18 people, right?”

    But as the race has turned toward the general election and a majority of polls have shown Mr. Trump trailing Mrs. Clinton, speculation has again crept into political conversations in Washington, New York and elsewhere that Mr. Trump will seek an exit strategy before the election to avoid a humiliating loss....

    ...Now he is refusing to rule out an even more dramatic departure, one that would let him avoid the grueling job of governing, return to his business and enjoy his now-permanent status as a media celebrity.


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/07/07/donald-trump-electoral-college/86807474/Trump after being elected president of the United States — an office he would've campaigned to win for more than 16 months by Election Day — would immediately walk away, triggering a constitutional quandary.

    Apparently, Trump didn't completely dismiss the notion.


    ...The timing of Trump's hypothetical resignation of an office he'd won but wasn't sworn into would guide the succession procedure, the story notes. If it happened before the Electoral College met in December, the 538 electors would become quite powerful. If no one secured a majority, though, the House of Representatives would get to choose from among the top three finishers, per the Constitution.

    However, Keyssar notes in the story that it's not really clear what the protocol would be if Trump bailed after the Electoral College ratified his election but prior to those electoral votes being tabulated during a joint session of Congress.

    “Nothing like this has ever happened,”

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    Jul 09, 2016 10:34 AM GMT
    "Elect me not to be your president" is certainly one of Lyin' Donald's more appealing propositions.

    But there are easier ways to ensure he'll never get near the White House...

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    Ex_Mil8 said"Elect me not to be your president" is certainly one of Lyin' Donald's more appealing propositions.

    But there are easier ways to ensure he'll never get near the White House...

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    Jul 09, 2016 4:31 PM GMT
    Anyone with a brain should know that Trump's reaction to the question was Trump's own way of nicely (or coyly) telling the idiot NYT reporter that his question was just absurd. Trump isn't running for the presidency just to win and then walk away.
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    CuriousJockAZ saidAnyone with a brain should know that Trump's reaction to the question was Trump's own way of nicely (or coyly) telling the idiot NYT reporter that his question was just absurd. Trump isn't running for the presidency just to win and then walk away.


    Just as he coyly hated on Muslims
    as he coyly walls out Mexico
    as he coyly spews anti-Semitism
    as he coyly embraces fails to dismiss over and over and over again the KKK

    Perhaps you've missed the point of "the idiot" raising questions already existent in the political whispers regarding concern for Trump's loyalties: to himself or for this country. What is the character he'd bring to the White House based upon how he's lived his life? Or are you saying that he coyly bankrupted his casino for the benefit of the card dealers there.

    http://www.npr.org/2016/07/07/485113831/fact-check-clintons-speech-on-trump-and-atlantic-city-annotated
    FACT CHECK: Clinton's Speech On Trump And Atlantic City, Annotated

    NPR's politics team has annotated Clinton's speech below. Portions we commented on are highlighted, followed by analysis, context and fact check in italics.

    (Clinton: ) ...Now, his excuse for all this failure is that Atlantic City just went downhill — that it's not his fault.

    But don't believe it. His businesses were failing long before the rest of the town was struggling.

    [The Washington Post built a timeline analyzing Atlantic City's economic challenges alongside Trump's business woes and found a complicated relationship between the two. The newspaper found that Trump "took risks in a shaky economy" and ultimately used bankruptcy to avoid personal liability. — Sarah McCammon]
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    Jul 09, 2016 6:00 PM GMT
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    Just as he coyly hated on Muslims

    Trump hasn't "hated on Muslims" he has addressed a problem that, like it or not, can't be ignored.

    as he coyly walls out Mexico

    We need to tighten our borders and start enforcing immigration laws. If that requires building a WALL, so be it. That is nothing against Mexico or Latin American people, it's against "Illegal immigration". We either have borders or we don't. Huge national security problem (not to mention economic problem) that cannot be ignored. Trump didn't create the problem, he wants to help solve it

    as he coyly spews anti-Semitism

    This is nothing but mainstream media spin and utter BULLSHIT! Trump has proclaimed his support for Israel and the Jewish people over and over again. His son in law is Jewish, his daughter is Jewish, 3 grandchildren are Jewish. Trump supported the Jewish people long before he ever ran for President. Cannot think of a single "anti-Semitic" word Trump has ever said.


    as he coyly embraces fails to dismiss over and over and over again the KKK

    I can think of at least a half a dozen times that Trump has disavowed white supremacists groups, David Duke, and racism in general. If you missed that, maybe you're wearing ear plugs or blinders.


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    Jul 09, 2016 6:37 PM GMT
    And you don't find it odd that he's had to disavow so often, I asked coyly.

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    theantijock said

    as he coyly spews anti-Semitism

    This is nothing but mainstream media spin and utter BULLSHIT! Trump has proclaimed his support for Israel and the Jewish people over and over again. His son in law is Jewish, his daughter is Jewish, 3 grandchildren are Jewish. Trump supported the Jewish people long before he ever ran for President. Cannot think of a single "anti-Semitic" word Trump has ever said.



    The Clinton Machine uses race baiting to smear and distract from Crooked Hillary.

    Larry King and Michael Savage...two Jewish guys both like Trump....one conservative...one liberal.

    They don't agree on much. But they both know Donald Trump very well....and both agree that Donald Trump is a standup, honorable guy, and the furthest thing from a bigot, racist or anti-Semite.

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    Jul 10, 2016 3:38 PM GMT
    theantijock saidAnd you don't find it odd that he's had to disavow so often, I asked coyly.



    I don't find it odd at all. In fact, it's par for the course when you have a biased cable news channel like CNN spinning everything that Trump says to fit into their anti-Trump agenda. How many times does Trump have to disavow white supremacist and other hate groups before the media hears it?
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    Jul 10, 2016 3:54 PM GMT
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    theantijock saidAnd you don't find it odd that he's had to disavow so often, I asked coyly.



    I don't find it odd at all. In fact, it's par for the course when you have a biased cable news channel like CNN spinning everything that Trump says to fit into their anti-Trump agenda. How many times does Trump have to disavow white supremacist and other hate groups before the media hears it?


    How about only each time he retweets one of their messages as gospel.
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    Jul 10, 2016 4:04 PM GMT
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    CuriousJockAZ said
    theantijock saidAnd you don't find it odd that he's had to disavow so often, I asked coyly.



    I don't find it odd at all. In fact, it's par for the course when you have a biased cable news channel like CNN spinning everything that Trump says to fit into their anti-Trump agenda. How many times does Trump have to disavow white supremacist and other hate groups before the media hears it?


    How about only each time he retweets one of their messages as gospel.


    Please cite an example of one of these such "retweets"?
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    Jul 10, 2016 4:14 PM GMT
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    theantijock said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    theantijock saidAnd you don't find it odd that he's had to disavow so often, I asked coyly.



    I don't find it odd at all. In fact, it's par for the course when you have a biased cable news channel like CNN spinning everything that Trump says to fit into their anti-Trump agenda. How many times does Trump have to disavow white supremacist and other hate groups before the media hears it?


    How about only each time he retweets one of their messages as gospel.


    Please cite an example of one of these such "retweets"?


    a) looks like one of your GOP stalkers just macro'd this like 2000 times. I couldn't even get the page to work until just now. So your macro maniac does indeed fuck up this website's resources and I'd love for the admin to trace the cowardly culprit. Not that I give a fuck, just that he ought to be exposed and blocked for grins.

    b).....

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-primaries/276919-trump-retweets-another-apparent-white-supremacistTrump retweets another apparent white supremacist


    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/donald-trump-keeps-retweeting-white-supremacist-accountDonald Trump Can't Stop Retweeting White Supremacist Twitter Accounts


    http://www.mediaite.com/online/dem-rep-asked-fbi-director-at-hearing-about-trump-retweeting-white-supremacists/Dem Rep. Asked FBI Director at Hearing About Trump Retweeting White Supremacists


    http://fusion.net/story/293320/donald-trump-white-supremacist-retweet/Surprise! Donald Trump retweeted another white supremacist
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    Jul 10, 2016 4:26 PM GMT
    theantijock said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    theantijock said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    theantijock saidAnd you don't find it odd that he's had to disavow so often, I asked coyly.



    I don't find it odd at all. In fact, it's par for the course when you have a biased cable news channel like CNN spinning everything that Trump says to fit into their anti-Trump agenda. How many times does Trump have to disavow white supremacist and other hate groups before the media hears it?


    How about only each time he retweets one of their messages as gospel.


    Please cite an example of one of these such "retweets"?


    a) looks like one of your GOP stalkers just macro'd this like 2000 times. I couldn't even get the page to work until just now. So your macro maniac does indeed fuck up this website's resources and I'd love for the admin to trace the cowardly culprit. Not that I give a fuck, just that he ought to be exposed and blocked for grins.

    b).....

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-primaries/276919-trump-retweets-another-apparent-white-supremacistTrump retweets another apparent white supremacist


    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/donald-trump-keeps-retweeting-white-supremacist-accountDonald Trump Can't Stop Retweeting White Supremacist Twitter Accounts


    http://www.mediaite.com/online/dem-rep-asked-fbi-director-at-hearing-about-trump-retweeting-white-supremacists/Dem Rep. Asked FBI Director at Hearing About Trump Retweeting White Supremacists


    http://fusion.net/story/293320/donald-trump-white-supremacist-retweet/Surprise! Donald Trump retweeted another white supremacist



    LOL! If THAT is all you've got you're an epic FAIL.

    A) Nothing in those tweets that sounded bigoted or white supremacist to me, and B) Trump hardly has time to research the origin of everything he retweets, and C) retweeting a tweet that in itself is not offensive or racist in no way means you condone everything the original tweeter says or does. The media bending over backwards to paint Trump as racist or bigoted does not make it fact.
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    CuriousJockAZ said...Trump hardly has time to research the origin of everything he retweets, and C) retweeting a tweet that in itself is not offensive or racist in no way means you condone everything the original tweeter says or does....


    You're spewing lunacy and I won't even bother to address it.
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    Jul 10, 2016 4:38 PM GMT
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    CuriousJockAZ said...Trump hardly has time to research the origin of everything he retweets, and C) retweeting a tweet that in itself is not offensive or racist in no way means you condone everything the original tweeter says or does....


    You're spewing lunacy and I won't even bother to address it.


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    CuriousJockAZ said...Trump hardly has time to research the origin of everything he retweets, and C) retweeting a tweet that in itself is not offensive or racist in no way means you condone everything the original tweeter says or does....


    You're spewing lunacy and I won't even bother to address it.


    Pot Meet Kettle. Have a great Sunday!


    You really have degraded yourself here.
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    Jul 10, 2016 9:02 PM GMT
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    You really have degraded yourself here.


    Coming from someone such as yourself who is held in such high regard here? LOL! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    You really have degraded yourself here.


    Coming from someone such as yourself who is held in such high regard here? LOL! icon_rolleyes.gif


    Held in regard by whom? You and your GOPers? Fuck you.
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    Jul 13, 2016 3:05 AM GMT
    S2Ki said
    CuriousJockAZ said
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    as he coyly spews anti-Semitism

    This is nothing but mainstream media spin and utter BULLSHIT! Trump has proclaimed his support for Israel and the Jewish people over and over again. His son in law is Jewish, his daughter is Jewish, 3 grandchildren are Jewish. Trump supported the Jewish people long before he ever ran for President. Cannot think of a single "anti-Semitic" word Trump has ever said.



    The Clinton Machine uses race baiting to smear and distract from Crooked Hillary.

    Larry King and Michael Savage...two Jewish guys both like Trump....one conservative...one liberal.

    They don't agree on much. But they both know Donald Trump very well....and both agree that Donald Trump is a standup, honorable guy, and the furthest thing from a bigot, racist or anti-Semite.

    Trump posts a Jewish star on a money background...enough said.
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    Jul 13, 2016 3:35 AM GMT
    lol
    really??
    who cares


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