To Prosecute A Former President: What If Trump Loses The Election?
When the ballots are counted and all is said and done, many wonder if President Trump will be prosecuted if he loses the 2020 election. If and when Trump becomes a former president, will the next POTUS take action and seek his prosecution?
To be honest, it’ll be difficult to prosecute Trump as a former president. Historically speaking, a former president has never been prosecuted for criminal actions committed during their presidency. However, if Trump is prosecuted, it will establish a new standard for all future presidents, but is this a good thing for democracy?
Joe Biden has explained that if he becomes president, he will not seek to prosecute Trump, as he claims it makes democracy look bad. However, he doesn’t plan to hinder the Justice Department from choosing to bring charges.
Why Would We Prosecute President Trump?
From skimping on his taxes to being best-buddies with Putin, Trump has accumulated an array of accusations. Currently, the president has multiple open investigations against him, and Americans are on edge awaiting his final judgment.
Trump’s rap sheet is quite long, and it makes one wonder how he became president in the first place. He’s been accused of sexual misconduct by 26 different women and young girls. He received antitrust violations and was fined $750,000 for undisclosed stocks. His Trump University scammed millions from American students. So, when election day came, who didn’t do their homework?
Currently, Trump faces allegations stemming from his 2016 campaign, as the legitimacy of his campaign payments have come into question. Additionally, Robert Mueller, former Justice Department special counsel, claims his investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia did not clear him of charges including obstructing justice.
While the Justice Department drags its feet over prosecuting a sitting president, many wonder if it’s a gross injustice to refuse to prosecute Trump. America likes to believe that no one is above the law, and should put its money where its mouth is.
If America wants to prevent another Trump presidency or similar future presidencies, the Justice Department needs to act now and prosecute him for his gross misconduct.
Should America Be Concerned While Trump Is President?
Not only does Trump have a rap sheet, but there are also accusations that Trump isn’t fit for office. Not just any accusations, however, as they come from highly accredited journalist Bob Woodard. Woodard, who worked on the Watergate scandal, questioned Trump’s mental capacity for deciphering the ‘real world’ after accumulating 10 hours of interviews.
Woodard is known for his low-key approach towards his past interviewees, which includes the past three presidents. When Woodard says the American people need to be worried, we should believe him. Woodard has never expressed concern over a president’s grasp of reality, but then again, Trump is an unusual case at best.
So, can Trump be prosecuted for allowing his insanity to dictate his presidency? As he refuses to seek professional help, many wonder if his neglectfulness will later cost him.
If Trump Loses, Will He Resign?
It’s speculated that Trump will resign if he loses the 2020 election. If Trump resigns, then Mike Pence can pardon him and he’ll get to avoid prosecution. However, will Trump actually resign before his presidency expires?
Trump is a narcessist, and it’s highly unlikely he will step down from his presidency to avoid prosecution. While he has a warped sense of reality, he manages to understand why resigning would look bad for him. In addition to this, to resign would mean that Trump admits his actions are despicable, which is not likely to happen.
Besides, no one wants to see Trump get off that easily. The mere thought of Trump in the slammer makes Democrats foam at the mouth. We want him pardoned about as much as we want him as president, and his actions should be prosecuted.