You hear all kinds of wild claims and accusations by those opposed to President Trump, but this one can’t be simply dismissed out of hand.
And if it proves to be accurate, it would mean a sudden and inglorious end to Trump’s presidency
Trump will resign the presidency by the end of this year — that’s the shocking assertion being made by one of the people who knows Trump best.
Sure, Tony Schwartz has been an outspoken critic of Trump as president since his inauguration back in January.
But Schwartz also spent 18 months shadowing Trump in the 1980s while researching and ghost-writing the president’s best-selling memoir The Art of the Deal.
This is a man who knows Trump, who’s been in Trump’s head.
And Schwartz is reported to have said:
“Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and Congress leave him no choice. Trump’s presidency is effectively over. Would be amazed if he survives till the end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner. He has gone over the line of acceptability so far there is no return. The Russia stuff will be huge. He doesn’t want to go to jail.”
It sounds like an outlandish claim.
But given the source, it can’t simply be dismissed. Schwartz is no longer a fan or supporter of Trump, but he does know the president, well.
Could his prediction be accurate? Is the Trump presidency nearing a sudden and inglorious end?