End of a presidency – what happens to trump??

End of a presidency - what happens to trump??

Self-confidence is part of every election campaign, and if there’s one thing donald trump doesn’t lack, it’s confidence.

Even by his own standards, the u.S. President went out on a limb when he claimed that he was running against "the worst candidate" ever in the election. And if he does lose to democrat joe biden? "Maybe i’ll have to leave the country," the republican sneered in mid-october. Though trump still refuses to acknowledge his defeat by biden. In all likelihood, he’ll be out of the country on 20. January but will have to leave the woman’s house. What happens to trump after this? His opponents preferred to see the 74-year-old in court.


It is foreseeable that trump – who has always stressed that he is not a professional politician – will perhaps disappear from washington, but not into oblivion. "Trump will likely prove more resilient than expected and will almost certainly remain a powerful and storied force in american life," wrote the "new york times".

Trump may have been voted out of office, but trumpism, his ideology, is not gone. The blustering president received more than 70 million votes in the election, and almost every second voter wanted him to run for a second term. In a pre-election poll by the washington examiner, 38 percent of his republican supporters said that if he lost, he should run for president again later. Legally, there was nothing to prevent him from running again in 2024.

For attention, trump was allowed to continue to provide through his twitter account with more than 88 million subscribers, it is his private. After four years of constant fire on @realdonaldtrump, it’s foreseeable that trump will continue to comment on world events via tweets – which he did, after all, before he became president.


Legally, things could get uncomfortable for trump after his forced departure from the white house. The washington post, anticipating trump’s defeat, went to the trouble of compiling "a criminal record for a former president" even before the election. The newspaper cited possible charges including violations of campaign finance laws, bribery and obstruction of justice. The latter is mainly aimed at the russia investigation by fbi special investigator robert mueller.


Mueller did not find evidence of collusion between the trump camp and representatives of russia before the 2016 election. However, he expressly did not exonerate trump from the charge of obstruction of justice. Mueller made it clear in his final report last march that while a president could not be indicted while in office, he could be charged with a crime while in office. But he also wrote that "a president has no immunity after he leaves office".


Trump called russia investigation a "witch hunt". Similarly, he was allowed to respond should he be legally prosecuted after leaving the weiben house. During the mueller investigation, trump wrote on twitter in june 2018: "as has been stated by numerous legal scholars, i have the absolute right to pardon myself, but why would i do that if i have done nothing wrong?"Whether trump will actually be allowed to do so is disputed – if he were to take such a step in his final weeks in office, it would be a first in u.S. History.


Although president richard nixon also received a criminal blank check for his time in the white house, which ended with his resignation over the watergate affair: the pardon applied "to all offenses against the united states committed by him, richard nixon, during the period from 20. January 1969 to 9. August 1974 committed or could have committed, or in which he could have participated". However, it was not pronounced by nixon himself, but by his successor in office, the previous vice president, gerald ford.


Former prosecutor elie honig, in a commentary for CNN in july, assumed that a trump self-pardon would probably not be successful. "But there’s almost no downside for trump to at least try and see if it’ll hold up. A weak shield is better than no shield, at least for someone who values self-protection over the rule of law."

Even if trump got away with it, a self-pardon had a catch: it would only apply to federal offenses. It has had no influence on the proceedings at the district attorney’s office in manhattan, which are concerned with trump’s finances, among other things. Among other things, the prosecutors have requested his tax records, which trump has been refusing to disclose for years. Critics are convinced he has something to hide.


Professionally, trump was able to return to his roots: he was able to get a television show again, he used to be extraordinarily successful as a reality TV star. There has also been speculation that trump could run his own radio station after his political stint. Most importantly, he was able to return to running the trump organization, which is primarily involved in real estate and operates hotels and golf courses, among other things.

After his election victory in 2016, donald trump handed over the reins of the corporate conglomerate to his sons eric and donald jr. He remained owner, however, despite promising to "completely insulate" himself from his businesses. Critics accused him of conflicts of interest – and of profiteering from the presidency. These accusations, too, were not allowed to end with trump’s departure from office.


"Since his first month in office, trump has used his power to funnel millions from U.S. Taxpayers – and from his political supporters – into his own businesses," the "washington post" wrote shortly before the election. For example, at the president’s meeting with then japanese leader shinzo abe in spring 2018, trump’s mar-a-lago resort in florida charged the u.S. Government $13,700 (11,580 euros) for rooms, $16,500 for food and wine, and $6,000 for flowers.

The washington post reported that since trump took office, his company has collected at least $2.5 million from the U.S. Government. In addition, at least $5.6 million was spent on his campaign team’s events at his properties – money that flowed into trump’s businesses. This may not be a crime, but it is morally questionable. According to the washington post, trump visited his clubs and hotels more than 280 times during his first term in office. Before the 2016 election, trump had told the newspaper "the hill" that if he won, he would hardly have time to leave the house because of all the work he had to do.


Trump has always denied that he profited from his office – on the contrary. He claimed his political involvement had cost him billions of dollars in lost income. "Whether i lost two billion dollars, five billion dollars or less makes no difference," trump said in october 2019. "I’m doing this for the country. I do it for the people."At the time, after a storm of indignation, trump had just had to shelve his plan to hold the g7 summit at one of his hotels in florida.

Why trump’s fortune has shrunk

In fact, trump’s net worth has shrunk from $3.1 billion to $2.5 billion in one year, according to estimates released by "forbes" magazine in september. On the "forbes" list of the 400 richest americans, trump dropped from 275th to 352nd place. "Forbes, however, does not believe that trump’s presidential involvement is the reason for this development – but rather the corona pandemic, which has reduced the value of office buildings, hotels and resorts.