JIM FUGLIE: View From The Prairie — How Long Will Trump Last? Make A Guess!

OK, at first it was just a sly hint, a trickle of wishfulness, but it’s become a pretty serious subject of open discussion now, both on social media and on the street: How long do you think Trump will last as president?

Some say he’s going to commit an apparently impeachable offense, and Congress will go after him. If that’s the case, he has two choices: To ride it out and hope to carry the day, with his mass of toothless supporters pressuring the House and Senate enough that they won’t convict him. Or he just pulls a Nixon and goes away.

Others, me among them, think he’s just going to get tired of all the shit he has to put up with and he’s just going to take a hike, saying “I picked a really great vice president, and I think he’ll be a great president. He’ll finish the job of making America great again.” And then he’ll just quit.

Personally, I think that he was in it for the “deal,” to prove he could do it, but we all know that as soon as he finishes a deal, he just moves onto the next one. He never sticks around to do the grunt work it takes to actually make the deal work. He’s got “people” for that.

Well, he won the deal. He got elected. He’s proven he could do it. It’s a matter of time before he tires of the day-to-day bother of being president of the United States. So let’s have some fun.

How long do YOU think he’ll stay? Just go down to the comments section below and post your guess. Name the year, the month, the date and the hour Trump officially leaves office. The contest will go on as long as Trump is president. It will end when I award the prizes — some official White House stuff I’ve accumulated over the years — to the person who has the closest guess to that day.

OK, as of this week, he’s made it two months. How much longer? Register your guess. Include your name with your guess. If you win, we’ll announce it right here, and send you an e-mail, and you can claim the prizes.

I’ll start. I’m picking at noon, July 4, 2017. Even though I hope I don’t have to wait that long.

The rest of you:  GO!

10 thoughts on “JIM FUGLIE: View From The Prairie — How Long Will Trump Last? Make A Guess!”

  • Larry Heilmann March 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    He will leave office at noon January 20th, 2025. I hope I am drastically wrong.

  • Dan Keating March 22, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    12/242017 5:55 PM Dan Keating

  • Therese March 22, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Today would be good

    1. Diana Esta Green March 22, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Yesterday would have been even better~~

  • Barb Hooper March 22, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    October 17, 2017 at 10am Eastern time.

  • Laura J Schmidt-Dockter March 22, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    13 June 2017; sometime after noon. 4:30PM

  • Diana Esta Green March 22, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I’d like to wake up now. This has been too long of a bad dream. Where’s my Dream Catcher anyway?? It never should have happened.

  • Skip March 22, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    June 22, 2018, 10:00 am Eastern Time (he will do this in the morning due to a 12:20 pm tee time.)

  • Doug Johnson March 25, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Trump will resign on Dec 31, 2017 following the precedent laid down by Boris Yeltsin who resigned on Dec 31, 1999. Like Yeltsin, Trump will also abdicate in favor of Vladimir Putin.

  • Old Gym Rat March 26, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    One problem with your suggestion that the “responsibilities” of the office will be too burdensome is that assumes Trump will view the responsibilities of office as just that, responsibilities.


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