The president’s frustration and despair erupted into self-threatening depression. Realizing that his time was slowly running out, he instructed his staff to map out what other policy options were available to him. He wasn’t particularly religious, but as he fell on the pretty slowly left White House, he got down on his knees, clasped his hands, and began to pray aloud. Meanwhile, he wiped his tears and beat the Persian rug with his fist. “What have I done? Where did I go wrong”? It was still in the afternoon that the President remarked to his Chief of Staff that the Secretary of Defense would make his job easier by putting a gun in the drawer of his desk. After that, the chief of staff quickly instructed the White House doctor to hide all the sleeping pills and sedatives immediately so that the president would not do anything stupid.
Above – published in The New Yorker magazine – lines were not received from the air, what was described was indeed done. But the head of the White House cabinet was not called Mark R. Meadows, but Bob Haldeman, the date is August 8, 1974, not November 21, 2020, the president Richard Nixon and no Donald Trumpand the quote Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, from The Washington Post’s book of legendary reporters, The Final Days.
Nixon – it wasn’t an accident Tricky Dicky the nickname – a Watergate scandal impeachment, the possibility of a constitutional lawsuit, so much so that after his resignation, 29 of his John Mitchell the Minister of Justice also had to go to jail. However, Nixon himself avoided prosecution in a memorable way because his successor, Gerald Ford granted presidential grace.
So far, however, no U.S. president has been overtaken by criminal prosecution. However, Trump and his immediate co-workers know exactly: if their boss loses the presidential election – which has already happened on the merits, they just haven’t announced a final outcome – then the protection of presidential immunity will immediately dissipate. Yet there are still more than a dozen investigations and civil lawsuits pending against him, and Trump faces a much uglier endgame than his infamous predecessor forty-six years ago.
But the president has always been pulled out of the slump by his fantastic instinct and fortune.
In the 74 years of his life so far, he has survived a constitutional lawsuit, two divorces, six bankruptcies, twenty-six ordinary cases of sexual harassment and violence, and approximately four thousand lawsuits against him for various reasons.
There are few people on Earth who would have been more adept at maneuvering through the mazes of paragraphs. However, now that January 6 is getting closer as Congress sums up the electoral votes and announces the new president and then inaugurates the first man in the United States on January 20, Trump is more and more desperately clinging to his separate-entrance version that the election was rigged. .
His proverbial fortune seems to leave the great survivor one day.
Let’s look at the dangers lurking for Trump item by item, of course, if Joe Biden will officially become the 46th President of the United States.
Cyrus Vance Jr., the Manhattan District Attorney, the son of the late Secretary of State Jimmy Carter – and Letitia James, The New York Attorney General is conducting a criminal investigation into his business independently, even before his election as president, that is, from before November 2016. If Trump is convicted in these cases, no matter how much Biden would grant his predecessor a presidential pardon, they cannot be acquitted.
Trump’s legal expenses, attorneys ’fees, will be horrible. (When Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001, his legal costs kicked in at tens of millions of dollars, and Clinton’s affairs dwarfed Trump’s.)
But beyond that, over the next four years – as The New York Times wrote – Trump will have to repay about $ 400 million in personally guaranteed loans to creditors like Deutsche Bank. And the Financial Times writes that Trump’s real estate investment debts — that is, the repayment obligations that arise — will kick in at $ 900 million over the next four years. Meanwhile, Trump is at war with the U.S. tax office because he wants to achieve a hundred million dollar tax cut. If you fail the fight, you have to pay for that too.
Forbes business magazine estimates Trump’s assets at $ 2.5 billion, which is largely embodied in real estate. However, the value of these properties began to plummet as a result of the coronavirus epidemic, at least according to The Washington Post, which can hardly be blamed for impartiality towards the president. Timothy Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, went so far as to put it in a statement: