Defiant Trump says he will NOT RESIGN, has planned another round of pardons amid impeachment bid, claims report
With under two weeks left in his time in office, Trump is determined to finish the rest of his term, even with the threat of becoming the only president in history to get impeached twice by the House of Representatives
President Donald Trump has no plans to go silently into the night even after the world is accusing him of inciting a mob that ultimately led to the siege of the Capitol building on January 6, in an attempt to disrupt the process of the Electoral College vote count certifying President-elect Joe Biden's win in the 2020 elections. As calls for his impeachment and removal from office grow following the aftermath of the riots the President has reportedly yelled that he 'isn't going to resign'.
With under two weeks left in his time in office, Trump is determined to finish the rest of his term, even with the threat of becoming the only president in history to get impeached twice by the House of Representatives. According to the Daily Beast, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said that the POTUS “literally yelled” the words, “I’M NOT GOING TO RESIGN" at one point in the White House on Friday, January 8. He then launched into a tirade about how Democratic lawmakers will regret their push to impeach him a second time, adding that they will only end up hurting “the country” by doing so.
He has also reached out to advisers to see if they agree with him in thinking that a second impeachment effort against him will be of no use as the soon-to-be Democratic-controlled Senate, currently in GOP hands, would never move forward with the attempt. Apart from a looming impeachment, Trump is also facing the possible invocation of the 25th Amendment to remove him from office and an investigation for incitement to riot following his comments to supporters before the storming of the Capitol.
However, there is some concern inside Vice President Mike Pence's team regarding the use of the 25th Amendment, which has never been successfully invoked in the history of US politics. In the meantime, the president is planning to resume some official duties this week, including diplomatic outreach, transition activities, and a planned trip to the US-Mexico border, where the building of a wall is underway. According to Bloomberg, the POTUS is also considering a second wave of presidential pardons including for himself.
Trump has also been raging at the fact that he was permanently banned from Twitter and has enquired about any legal procedures that he can follow to make the social media company take back the ban. His campaign aide Jason Miller, a current senior adviser to Trump, told The Daily Beast, “Be careful of what you wish for. Big Tech, Big Media, and their friends in the national Democratic Party have a unique ability to overreach, resulting in a strengthening of President Trump’s political base.”
Apparently, the president and several close advisers are also discussing the possibility of Trump sitting for multiple media interviews in the coming days, including one where he will be focusing on the Middle East deals that he and his son-in-law, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, helped to make. He might also repeat claims in some other interviews that he’s done more for Black Americans than anyone with the “possible exception” of Abraham Lincoln.