Is President Donald Trump considering resignation as an option to escape the investigation concerning a possible collusion with Russia? This question is raised because a number of liberal leaning websites are citing a tweet which contains only hearsay about a Trump resignation. Where did this idea that Trump would be open to resigning?
On 31 March 2017, a number of web sites including Opposing Views and Proud Liberal posted articles suggesting that Trump was considering resigning. Of course, being April Fool’s Day, there is obvious uncertain to any truth in the story. The source for these stories is a tweet posted by Claude Taylor, a travel photographer who says he worked as a staffer in the Clinton White House:
An ind journalist I have worked with-who has been reliable-says they have 2 sources that say Trump is considering options-incl resignation.
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) March 31, 2017
Because the claim is hearsay, based on an unnamed source quoting other unnamed sources, it is very hard to verify without further information. No major media outlet has reported on his resignation thought plenty of people on social media have talked about the idea.
Here are some reactions to Trump and resignation on social media. The topic saw even more discussion on April Fool’s Day as Trump advocates would very much like to see him resign.
BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump just announced his resignation 😱😳😂 pic.twitter.com/xsCDFrmuv2
— Black Cotton Apparel (@bcapparel) April 1, 2017
Thanks to ex-President Trump for his full confession during his resignation speech, and posting his tax returns online.
What day is it?
— Kingbad (@kingbad71) April 1, 2017
@sarahkendzior Wondering if Trump might announce resignation by Tweet.
— Violeta (@VioletaQSmith) March 31, 2017
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TWITTER RUMOR: Trump considering options including resignation/ RNC Steele: Trump won’t finish term https://t.co/03okw3D8sF#Resist pic.twitter.com/3nIch7QYN9
— McSpocky™ 👽🖖 (@mcspocky) March 31, 2017
Snopes suggested that the rumor appears to be based on the current developments regarding Trump’s former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, who resigned after 24 days in office over revelations he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about his meetings with a Russian envoy. Flynn recently offered authorities and intelligence officials an interview in exchange for immunity against prosecution. However, immunity did not seem likely as of right now. The Senate Intelligence Committee turned down the request.
Discussion about Trump’s removal from political office are not new. On March 17, 2017, Sen. Diane Feinstein told activists in her home state of California who asked how Trump could be removed from office: ““We have a lot of people looking at this, technical people. And I think he is going to get himself out.” Feinstein went on to state that Trump’s adult children traveling overseas for private business purposes while spending taxpayer money to do so should be illegal.
Trump has made no public indication of any intent to resign.
What do you think about the possibility of Trump resigning from the presidency? Would you like to see him consider that option? Let us know in the comments section.