Is Trump being advised to ‘resign with honor’? Jon Cooper's baseless tweet sparks fury: ‘His ego won't let him’

A theory surfaced on Twitter when Jon Cooper, former chairman of the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, tweeted that the 74-year-old was being advised to 'resign in honor than leave in defeat'


                            Is Trump being advised to ‘resign with honor’? Jon Cooper's baseless tweet sparks fury: ‘His ego won't let him’
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President Donald Trump is under the weather after being infected with coronavirus on Friday, October 2, 2020. Reeling under pressure amid the US elections, a number of rumors have been circulating on social media. One such theory surfaced on Twitter when Jon Cooper, former chairman of the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, tweeted that the 74-year-old was being advised to "resign in honor than leave in defeat".

“GOP source w/ White House ties: 'Trump is being advised to resign in honor rather than leave in defeat. He fears prison. He wants to maintain campaign, but without Hicks, Conway & Miller, he's done. He’s really alone. He must be speaking with Pence about a pardon,'” Cooper wrote. Collecting over 5,000 retweets and 11,000 likes in no time, his tweet grabbed one too many eyeballs and sparked sentiments of both hope and fury on social media.



 

While many agreed with that chain of thought, they also said that his "ego" will never allow him to quit. "He now has an acceptable reason to resign without it looking like he's disgraced. He can cite his health as a reason. But I don't believe his ego would ever allow him to resign. He'll need to be removed from office at gunpoint. Or by the grim reaper," one said and another tweeted, "If he sees he's losing, he'll resign because of "COVID" and then when Biden wins in a landslide, claim it was because of his resignation, not because Biden is any good. I know this kind of malignant narcissism."

A third chimed in, "No. Because he will never admit that he's sick. He equates sickness with weakness." A fourth Twitter user opined, "I wouldn’t care if he resigned because of his health, and went to recover in Russia and avoid prison by never setting foot in North America again. Just for him to be gone would be enough for me!" One put it straightforwardly: "No chance. His ego won’t let him resign."



 



 



 



 



 

However, many questioned the credibility of the statement and felt it was too far-fetched. "Won’t happen — the honor part. Who is this GOP person?" one tweeted and another said, "Is this from Claudia's TikTok? Otherwise I don't believe it." A third went on to post, "Need 3 sources for that kind of information," but a fourth one replied, "Whatever...it gives us hope."



 



 



 

Soon, many slammed Cooper for baseless claims. New York Magazine/HuffPost contributor Yashar Ali tweeted: "A reminder that Jon Cooper's sources don't exist, he makes this stuff up, and you should unfollow him. Twitter should take away his verification." The Nation reporter Ken Klippenstein tweeted, "Amazing how many people retweet this obvious resistance fanfiction."Las Vegas Sun reporter Ricardo Torres-Cortez said, "Gabriel Sherman has hacked Jon Cooper's Twitter account." One Twitter user even wrote, "Literally never trust anything coming from Jon Cooper, dude is better at fan fiction than actual facts. All you have to do is check his page for a litany of predictions that never even came close to true."



 



 



 



 

While there isn't any confirmation on that front, there have been calls for Trump's resignation in the past as well. A Slate opinion piece by Ben Mathis-Lilley titled 'It’s Time for Trump to Resign and Drop Out of the Race' read, "There have been failures and breaches of the public trust by American presidents that were so severe the leaders in question resigned or chose not to stand for reelection. Were any of them more senseless than what Donald Trump is putting the country through now?" Not just that, an Esquire piece titled 'Every Newspaper Should Be Calling on Donald Trump to Resign' looked back at calls for Bill Clinton's resignation at the time of his presidency and pointed out: "None of these guardians of the people's liberties has called for the resignation of a president* who dishonors the presidency just by getting out of bed in the East Wing every morning."

Until we get a reliable source for the information, we cannot confirm whether it's true or not. For now, nothing can be predicted about the impending debates as well. Only time will tell what really transpires as the 2020 elections are held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

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