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Will the Trump presidency survive 2019?

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The big year-ahead question looming in Washington right now is a simple but brutal one: Will Donald Trump’s presidency survive in 2019? Doubts about whetherRead full story

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  • Heather Timmons
    Heather TimmonsWashington correspondent at Quartz

    Questions about Trump's future are starting to come from pro-Trump corners too. It's not just the incoming Democratic House—there's the trade war, and growing number of ethics probes from states and watchdog groups.

  • Jessica Nish
    Jessica NishTechnology Educator

    Any president that leveraged his/her peoples jobs security and financial stability to get something he/she wants and refuses to make compromises with is an disgusting human being. As each day passes under trump I find myself baffled, horrified and sickened that one egregious thing happens after another and nothing seems to be getting better. I’m just praying that we will be delivered from this monsters claws sooner rather than later

  • William Wood
    William WoodOwner at William Wood

    Careful, if the Democrats over play their hand, the worm will turn and Trump will surprise again. A lot of people tout polls, but realize the mainstream media, strongly democrat, does most of the polls. Most today are wishful thinking. Trusting them is like expecting to win your fortune, here in VGAs!

  • Jeff Rigden
    Jeff RigdenPresident at Fabrication Group of Georgia

    We now have an acting secretary of defense, an acting attorney-general, and acting Chief of Staff, an acting EPA administrator, no UN ambassador, no interior secretary, no deputy at HUD or at DHS, and a poor President that is acting in a disgusting manner.

    On top of that,

    -China bought zero soybeans from US farmers in November 2018, the first time that's ever happened.

    -4 Million working age Americans lost health care

    -$1.5 Trillion corporate handout

    -$779 Billion deficit

    -Worst Dec stock market

    We now have an acting secretary of defense, an acting attorney-general, and acting Chief of Staff, an acting EPA administrator, no UN ambassador, no interior secretary, no deputy at HUD or at DHS, and a poor President that is acting in a disgusting manner.

    On top of that,

    -China bought zero soybeans from US farmers in November 2018, the first time that's ever happened.

    -4 Million working age Americans lost health care

    -$1.5 Trillion corporate handout

    -$779 Billion deficit

    -Worst Dec stock market since 1931

    -17% increase in hate crimes

    -2,654 migrant kids taken from families

    -~40,000 gun deaths in 2017

    -US added to list of deadliest countries for journalists for 1st time ever

    -US greenhouse gas emissions rise by 2.5%

    -5 Trump aide guilty pleas

    -17 (known) Trump/Russia investigations

    -3 gov't shutdowns

    -Numerous allies abandoned

    And Trumpsters think he's doing well? SHEESH!

  • Max Lockie
    Max LockiePlatform Editor at Quartz

    2019? Probably.

    2020? Well a poll just released today puts likely Trump voters at just 33% nationally.

    Link: https://share.qz.com/news/1334896/

  • Che Hammond
    Che Hammond

    Regardless of what you think about trump it seems that if he survives (politically) 2019, his prospects for 2020 should look much better. If he makes it to 2020 that means that his approval ratings haven’t dropped any further and probably come up. It also means that the Mueller investigation failed to find any crimes to which he is related (or his family). That would cement his witch hunt narrative. And with the investigation off the table Republicans would no longer have this big lingering uncertainty

    Regardless of what you think about trump it seems that if he survives (politically) 2019, his prospects for 2020 should look much better. If he makes it to 2020 that means that his approval ratings haven’t dropped any further and probably come up. It also means that the Mueller investigation failed to find any crimes to which he is related (or his family). That would cement his witch hunt narrative. And with the investigation off the table Republicans would no longer have this big lingering uncertainty about future bombshells. Campaign finance and emoluments are too esoteric (imho) to really move the needle. If we enter a recession for any significant period of time and/or something blows up (literally and figuratively) on the international front (and he doesn’t handle it well) or if his tax returns are made public and show that he’s not worth anywhere near what he claims ... well those things could move the needle. Even if Mueller’s investigation shows Obstruction of Justice without an underlying crime of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. I think that’ll fail to move the needle (by that I mean persuade Republican Senators to publicly criticize and distance themselves from the president).

    I have no idea how this is going to play out. And neither does anyone else. But we know, for sure, the next few weeks will be closely watched by all 😂

  • Kevin Delaney
    Kevin DelaneyEditor in chief at Quartz

    Signs of a turn in the tide on the right make this a relevant question anew.

  • Robert Rogers
    Robert Rogers

    People haven't come to understand what's happening. It's Slight of Hand. The shutdown isn't hurting anyone (they'll get paid). Companies have been moving out of China. A few thousand at the border isn't much. It's a Vince McMahon sideshow.

    Polls said Ron DeSantis would lose the Governor's race in Florida. People have called ID and don't answer when pollsters call.

  • John Brinckman
    John BrinckmanRetired Trial Attorney

    It is obvious Mueller has the goods on Trump Jr & Jared Kushner. The question on whether Mueller prosecutes or defers to Congress are political, not legal. Donald Jr has lied about his Russian meeting and Donald Sr helped Jr fabricate the lie top cover up. Jared provided Classified information to the Saudi Prince which resulted in the murder 9f Jamal Khashoggi, Washington Post Journalist. Donald is in the middle of all of this. Mueller has the goods, it's how they will be delivered that remains

    It is obvious Mueller has the goods on Trump Jr & Jared Kushner. The question on whether Mueller prosecutes or defers to Congress are political, not legal. Donald Jr has lied about his Russian meeting and Donald Sr helped Jr fabricate the lie top cover up. Jared provided Classified information to the Saudi Prince which resulted in the murder 9f Jamal Khashoggi, Washington Post Journalist. Donald is in the middle of all of this. Mueller has the goods, it's how they will be delivered that remains. In Criminal Court, which provides Trump with the "Pardon" factor, or Politically which will be a public "roasting" of the Trump family.

  • Steve Snow
    Steve Snow

    If the corrosive effects of this man’s presidency haven’t become obvious to anyone who can read and think critically... and if the reality of a much- reduced democracy, and a much compromised United States of America hasn’t seared people to their cores... then we’re headed toward a Blade Runner future with a replicant leader, to the pits of Hades!

  • Patricia Stewart
    Patricia Stewart

    These damn liberal have to get rid of every Republican president ever elected. They are insane little whiners.

  • Jay Margolis
    Jay MargolisChairman at Intuit Consulting

    Think we bottomed out, only upside. We have learned what works, vs. this horrible experiment, that a liar/ con man can actually fool some of us. He has no shame!! He has no values! He is a horrible human being

  • John Hendricks
    John Hendricks

    I don't see how he can survive now that his party is abandoning him and Congress is in the Democratic hands. I'm more worried about what desperate acts he's capable of.

  • Polls and opinions are not news. You would think we would have learned that after the 2016 election. I swear I read this same article in 2017 and 2018.

  • Catherine Tannahill
    Catherine Tannahillprof, teacher

    I think like last time, it depends on who runs against him. Johnson was a 'pig in a poke' but look how he fared. Trump was a sleazy, womanizing, real estate speculator. A lot of his victory was indicative of how badly Clinton was viewed. In my observation she would do ANYTHING for power & money even stay with a man who publically humiliated her. I didn't think she represented independent women at all. Americans traditionally do not like politicians who would sell their souls for power: think Aaron

    I think like last time, it depends on who runs against him. Johnson was a 'pig in a poke' but look how he fared. Trump was a sleazy, womanizing, real estate speculator. A lot of his victory was indicative of how badly Clinton was viewed. In my observation she would do ANYTHING for power & money even stay with a man who publically humiliated her. I didn't think she represented independent women at all. Americans traditionally do not like politicians who would sell their souls for power: think Aaron Burr. Dems better give me someone I can vote for rather than some political flake like McGovern.

  • Karen Hangartner
    Karen Hangartner

    I see some clearly partisan comments here. I thought this was supposed to be a place of intelligent conversation about important topics. Not a venue to dismiss any parties’ platform, but to objectively discuss the issues from multiple viewpoints.

  • Rick Briggs
    Rick BriggsRetired

    Of course. No reason for him not to. And he will get re-elected polls have never been accurate when it has anything to do with trump

  • Lee Stowell
    Lee Stowell

    When are people going to realize that Trump is a phoney. He isn’t a billionaire, he isn’t faithful to his wife, doesn’t understand the stock market or foreign affairs and he’s actually a middle of the road democrat who is hustling the stupid in the United States. That accounts for about 40% of his total support.

  • Don Cook
    Don Cook

    My question is : Has anyone looked deep into the policies of who is going to replace Trump? Trump may be the most troubling president this country has had in a long while, but his replacement may outreach our current situation.

  • Robert Trowbridge
    Robert Trowbridge

    When the Democrats come up with some answers, it will be the first time since LBJ! Universal Medicare is a dog that won’t hunt, and that’s all they got...

  • Dennis Kirkpatrick
    Dennis Kirkpatrick

    The real question is will the Democrats survive? They are looking very weak and without any true direction.

  • Jim Albert
    Jim Albertretired

    So much for quartz being an unbiased collection of various news sources. With Ms. Timmons as qz white house correspondent, we can expect the same misleading Trump hating BS we get with other media jerkoffs. Bye quartz. One less app on the phone. Still looking for an honest source of news.

  • Scott Morris
    Scott Morris

    Trump 2020! Of course he’ll survive and he will go on to win in 2020. The demofascists continue to dig themselves deeper into their hole, and the best they can offer to counter Trump is Biden. When Trumo begins to crank up his campaign his supporters will vastly outnumber the Dems. His recent rallies attracted tens of thousands and many could not get in for lack of room. When and where did any dem attract crowds like that? Obama couldn’t fill a small venue when he stumped last fall. Don’t kid yourself

    Trump 2020! Of course he’ll survive and he will go on to win in 2020. The demofascists continue to dig themselves deeper into their hole, and the best they can offer to counter Trump is Biden. When Trumo begins to crank up his campaign his supporters will vastly outnumber the Dems. His recent rallies attracted tens of thousands and many could not get in for lack of room. When and where did any dem attract crowds like that? Obama couldn’t fill a small venue when he stumped last fall. Don’t kid yourself, the Trump train is chugging along and gaining momentum.

  • Perhaps we need less reporters that spend all there time in large metropolitan cities. Don’t think they grasp the rest of America.

  • Corinne Purtill
    Corinne PurtillSenior Reporter at Quartz

    Will the Trump presidency survive 2019? A compelling review of the various scenarios possible for this unprecedented president by Heather Timmons.

  • Louise Sumrell
    Louise Sumrell

    Looks like Dolt-45 is on his way out. If it comes well before the next election, I hope that we can survive a fully delusional religious nut... Trump resigns, five minutes later Pence takes the oath and immediately walks into the oval office and signs the pardon for Trump...

  • Karl Baumann
    Karl Baumann

    This author is definitely trying to pick Trump apart, just like the liberal media, no one can say that all he is doing isn’t good for this country, and you can’t say that he doesn’t give people a chance to do good but they let him down, just like the RINO’s in congress, he’s fighting on all fronts, this wrong doing by Mueller is getting exposure, the man is a felon, this talk of the Dems starting more investigations after the first of the year isn’t going to go far, Trump is waiting with evidence

    This author is definitely trying to pick Trump apart, just like the liberal media, no one can say that all he is doing isn’t good for this country, and you can’t say that he doesn’t give people a chance to do good but they let him down, just like the RINO’s in congress, he’s fighting on all fronts, this wrong doing by Mueller is getting exposure, the man is a felon, this talk of the Dems starting more investigations after the first of the year isn’t going to go far, Trump is waiting with evidence, I wish he would have brought it out sooner, this whole conversation wouldn’t be happening, I agree it doesn’t look good for Trump, before Mueller ever started his witch hunt he was ordered by a judge to turn over evidence which the judge is still waiting for, that was 2 years ago, why hasn’t the courts held him in contempt? The judge again asked for it and Mueller being bold told him he destroyed it, before there is anymore looking into Trump all the dastardly deeds before need to be cleaned up

  • Ola  Itan
    Ola Itan

    I think many people are hoping that Trump is found to have been involved in crimes. I think that’s troubling. It’s like many people get excited whenever there’s something scandalous concerning him that’s being reported. It’s like he’s hated so much that people actually want him to have done something wrong or want him to make bad decisions. What happened to all that was wrong with the world before Trump won an election? It’s now all his fault too?

  • pierre sylvestre
    pierre sylvestre

    Trump will survive as long as the economy and his America first attitude will keep his American proud base happy . Because what's on the other side ? No much in the sense of America first .

  • David LeVaughn
    David LeVaughn

    Complete BS but you did show your anti Trump bias

  • Norman Schwartz
    Norman Schwartz

    Visiting a nude beach seems like a good idea...until you get there. The same with electing this particular President. What a terrible thing those voters did to Democracy !

  • Taylor Edwards
    Taylor Edwards

    🤢 Sure hope not. However, I’m nervous for whoever has to come in and clean up his mess when the time comes.

  • Teresa Rudnick
    Teresa Rudnickowner at Onyx Farms

    Columbus had a lot of skeptics. The Queen beloved in him. We need to believe in Trump as well. Jesus Christ had a lot of skeptics also. When a few rightfully believe in a righteous idea great things can benefit many. “He who has not sinned cast the first stone.” If you believe in a better United States, you must believe and support our President. God willing and the creek don’t rise. Who is to say he will not succeed. If you knew our countries past from History, surely you must believe we and our

    Columbus had a lot of skeptics. The Queen beloved in him. We need to believe in Trump as well. Jesus Christ had a lot of skeptics also. When a few rightfully believe in a righteous idea great things can benefit many. “He who has not sinned cast the first stone.” If you believe in a better United States, you must believe and support our President. God willing and the creek don’t rise. Who is to say he will not succeed. If you knew our countries past from History, surely you must believe we and our President will succeed with our countrymen supporting him.

    Ben Rudnick

    Second generation of a refugee on my fathers side. Related to

    Captain John Stanley of Hartford, Connecticut on my mother’s side.

    Those who came before believed in a great future to come.

  • ag gre
    ag gre

    I am looking forward to the day within the year of 2019 this president is taken out in handcuffs. We will see that day. This man is very sick mentally, emotionally and is wracked with personality disorders. 🤔Just look at his father, you’ll see why.

  • Tom Trapp
    Tom Trapp

    Realize this is how he won the last election. Polls tell nothing if you’re only polling people in large cities. America is diverse in cities... not so much in rural communities

  • Nick  Cole
    Nick Cole

    It will survive even an impeachment. President Trump is operating an unitary executive presidency.

  • Henry Ball
    Henry BallSelf at CHA driver

    All

  • James Gillespie
    James Gillespie

    Trump will be a two term president

  • Carlos Barrios
    Carlos Barrios

    Like asking if a criminal can stay president. He's made it this far true. But his multiple tentacles in many unlawful affairs will wrangle him. He can't stop digging. The question would be different if he was static in these affairs but that is not him.

  • Máryland Monroé
    Máryland Monroé

    Nope

  • Kiran Sandhu
    Kiran Sandhu

    Thank you

  • Usman M
    Usman M

    Haahhaha

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