Donald Trump is not gonna quit.
Donald Trump is not gonna get impeached, tried, convicted and removed from office.
Donald Trump is not gonna be indicted, probably.
Stop fantasizing about these scenarios.
Donald Trump will be president until 2020.* No matter what happens with Russia, no matter what happens with Congress. We have him for two more years, and we just have to handle that. You know why?
I’M FUCKING READY TO BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF THOSE FUCKING LIBERAL BITCHES!!!! FUCK HOLLYWOOD!!!!! FUCK THE #GRAMMYs BUNCH OF BITCHES!!!!
— Steve Trevino (@StTrevino) January 29, 2018
Because any other scenario leads to a truly horrifying amount of violence for the marginalized communities already under attack. Think about it.
Trump resigns. (This presumes a sense of shame he and his advisors don’t have and can’t develop. He’s not going to go quietly and build a presidential library somewhere. I don’t care how long the pee tape is or what he looks like in it. He can’t stop, because if he could stop he’d have done it already.)
Trump gets impeached and tried in the Senate. (The circus that was the Clinton impeachment would look like a parking lot carnival. Hearings would be disrupted constantly, the cable news complex might just actually explode, and it would be impossible to get a word in edgewise in any medium whatsoever. The wrangling alone over the timing and disposition of the trial, the testimony, the amount of witness tampering that’s possible when your entire administration is in hock to the Russian mob? By the time we get around to day one it’ll be 2045.)
EITHER of those come true, and the current culture war dunks itself in lighter fluid and runs through a fireworks tent. Democrats are already DEMONCRAPS and a threat to our democracy, liberals are for threatening and doxxing and attempting to rape, people are screaming about brown-people voter fraud in elections the Republicans WIN.
He isn’t the victim because they failed , and now that we know, American Patriots will defend President Trump from the enemies within. President Trump knew at every step what the Democrats were doing. pic.twitter.com/cfXpBKsPer
— Dandelion (@DandeLion1313) June 9, 2018
Trump gets kicked out and/or convinced to quit because of scandal, and remember that whackjob who showed up at the pizza joint? His mini-mes will be in every post office by the following weekend. It’s ALREADY not safe for Hillary to appear in public without a bulletproof vest, you think anybody with an “I’m With Her” hat is gonna be safe?
— John Betts (@JohnFromCranber) June 11, 2018
Trump dying in office is actually worse than either of those scenarios. The man is elderly and obese and not, shall we say, in a good mental place right now, and was not healthy even when he was young. The presidential schedule is punishing even for a guy as lazy as he is, with all the air travel and such. So let’s say he dies of what are declared natural causes, which to the sane among us would be a reasonable pronouncement for a septuagenarian who thinks exercise is a scam.
What do you think happens next?
The investigations on Timmy’s YouTube Amateur Fest, otherwise known as Fox and Friends. That’s what happens next. The theories about poison and secret garrotings and who the White House doctors REALLY ARE, those are what will make it onto Fox News. On 4chan and the MRA subreddits there won’t be theories, just conspiracies, about how someone killed THEIR LORD. His embodiment of their resentment is all that’s keeping them from swatting every girl who was mean to them in high school. Remove that, and there’s just no damn telling.
If God forbid he is assassinated all fucking hell breaks loose. This is actually our worst nightmare. There are people in this country who think they are fighting a race war and they’re not on the fringes anymore. All it would take was one whisper on the wind that a black or brown or Muslim person killed Trump (no matter WHO it actually was) and nobody would be safe.
It’s true. We old men don’t like being poked & prodded. Especially #Veterans. Just to let y’all know, we old sailors, soldiers, airmen & Marines are getting close to losing our patience with you liberal bitches. Start being Americans again. Stop poking us. pic.twitter.com/t8ePHgny1j
— SemperLibertae (@NavManKan) April 28, 2018
Every fucking day I hear somebody fantasizing about one of the above scenarios without thinking about who’s going to get hurt once we witness Trump getting his ass beat thoroughly in an election or a courtroom or by his own arteries. I just want us to understand that while there may be rejoicing in liberal blogistan the hatred he’s unleashed is going to be vented on people who already have more to lose and we have to figure out how to keep them safe.
Whenever someone wishes Trump would get indicted or otherwise split town, I have to ask them what they think happens next. And what happens after that, and after that, and after that. We have to start planning for more than just stockpiling champagne.
*Would LOVE to be wrong about any of this and will cheerfully accept the ribbing that will come with my wrongness.