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What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by yusufu16: 8:48am On Nov 09, 2020
President Trump has repeatedly signalled he won't accept the election result - but can he actually just refuse to leave?

Trump has laid the legal groundwork to undermine an election result, but could he cling on to power?
Trump has no power to hold on to office or cancel the election. Even if he holes up in the White House, his term will end on January 20.

The 20th Amendment of the US Constitution says a president and vice president’s term “shall end at noon on January 20… and the terms of their successors shall then begin”.

If he refuses to leave, what action would be taken?
A president immediately and automatically loses their constitutional authority upon expiration of his term or after removal via impeachment. Trump would lack the power to direct the US Secret Service or other federal agents to protect him.

While even former presidents enjoy Secret Service protection, agents are unlikely to follow an illegal order to protect one from removal from office.

Joe Biden could direct federal agents to remove Trump from the White House forcibly.

Could Trump order the army to protect him?
Trump would also lose his power as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

Could he be charged if he refuses to leave?
Now a private citizen and not immune to prosecution, he could be arrested and charged with trespassing in the White House.

What is the most likely scenario?
Most believe he will eventually vacate the White House on his own accord albeit begrudgingly

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/what-happens-donald-trump-refuses-22771910

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by Dejay12: 8:51am On Nov 09, 2020
smiley

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by Amotolongbo(f): 8:56am On Nov 09, 2020
He won’t get the recognition and treatment given to the president again.

Not relinquishing the White House isn’t a question or a bone of contention. US isn’t Africa.

The military over there is loyal to the people and respect the constitution not the President. They will even be the first to bundle him out grin

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by Ratedgang: 8:59am On Nov 09, 2020
USA is not nigeria. Who do una this thing. How can you think this way OP?

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by Bulldozer90: 8:59am On Nov 09, 2020
"Trump has laid legal groundwork to undermine an election result"

It's now a crime to legitimately challenge an election considered by most observers as a fraud? This same liberals promoted the Russian collusion story which was later found to be a hoax. To them Collusion conspiracy theory didn't undermine the election but a legal challenge "undermines" the election.

Hypocrites

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by Dikebuka: 8:59am On Nov 09, 2020
OP watches too much CNN....baba lost election and wants to go to court...what is wrong in that besides that is his right as person..

CNN have been trying to portray Trump decision to head to court as a bad thing...what is democracy if it cannot be tested in court

Conclusion: Mexican President is the smartest of them all. " I will congratulate the winner after the court decision ".

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by Amotolongbo(f): 9:02am On Nov 09, 2020
Bulldozer90:
"Trump has laid legal groundwork to undermine an election result"

It's now a crime to legitimately challenge an election considered by most observers as a fraud? This same liberals promoted the Russian collusion story which was later found to be a hoax. To them Collusion conspiracy theory did undermine the election but a legal challenge "undermines" the election.

Hypocrites
You seem not to understand the point here!

The question is can Trump chose to stay in White House beyond the afternoon of January 20, if the Supreme Court hasn’t pronounced anything different from the current status quo ante?

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by GamalNasser: 9:03am On Nov 09, 2020
He will not refuse to leave office if all the legal option have been exhausted ...

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by Bulldozer90: 9:03am On Nov 09, 2020
Amotolongbo:
You seem not to understand the point here!

The question is can Trump chose to stay in White House beyond the afternoon of January 20, if the Supreme Court hasn’t pronounced anything different from the current status quo ante?
I clearly quoted the part I replied.

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by Mjshexy(f): 9:18am On Nov 09, 2020
No he wouldn't dare, the USA is not Nigeria sir.

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by yusufu16: 9:21am On Nov 09, 2020
Dikebuka:
OP watches too much CNN....baba lost election and wants to go to court...what is wrong in that besides that is his right as person..

CNN have been trying to portray Trump decision to head to court as a bad thing...what is democracy if it cannot be tested in court

Conclusion: Mexican President is the smartest of them all. " I will congratulate the winner after the court decision ".

It obvious you didnt understand my post.

Have you watched FOX News(Trump's favourite news media) and see how they portray him?

Who is Mexican President in the league of high ranking Presidents for US. Have you seen the number of US allies who have already congratulated Biden?

CNN is more credible than FOX News

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by colorsofrainbow: 9:30am On Nov 09, 2020
yusufu16:


It obvious you didnt understand my post.

Have you watched FOX News(Trump's favourite news media) and see how they portray him?

Who is Mexican President in the league of high ranking Presidents for US. Have you seen the number of US allies who have already congratulated Biden?

CNN is more credible than FOX News
I guess Buhari is one of the allies. grin grin
So u get sense pass Xi Jinping of China,Putin of Russia,Mario of Brazil,Andres Manuel from Mexico.Even Saudi king & Netanyahu are being very cautious in their congratulatory messages.
Trump has allies including a host of other world leaders.He established & maintained a very good relationship with most of them bar the countries associated with terrorists.
Self acclaimed knowledge has no headway.
At the supreme court,anything can happen & if Biden's victory is overturned, NOTHING I repeat NOTHING will happen

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by bigdammyj: 9:31am On Nov 09, 2020
Nothing
Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by TecM0: 9:32am On Nov 09, 2020
grin




He would be thrown out like trash


.

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by BigDawsNet: 9:32am On Nov 09, 2020
What would the White House be like for Trump if he loses the 2020 election?

For-Biden Entry

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by sofiscatedmoron: 9:32am On Nov 09, 2020
grin
Say no More

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by MozB: 9:32am On Nov 09, 2020
Amotolongbo:
He won’t get the recognition and treatment given to the president again.

The military over there is loyal to the people and respect the constitution not the President. They will even be the first to bundle him out grin

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by TOPCRUISE(m): 9:32am On Nov 09, 2020
He needs the Gbagbo treatment. Maybe he wants to be crowned king installed by his deceptive followers and righteousness 89 embarassed

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by XXLMANDIGO: 9:33am On Nov 09, 2020
Dude is undaunted and he is going nowhere tsk tsk tongue

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by Yankee101: 9:33am On Nov 09, 2020
Nothing

His consent is not required for anything to happen. It's a constitutional provision, lawyers call it settled law.


On January 20, 2021 the Supreme Court chief Justice will swear in Joseph Robinette Biden Jr as the 46th president of the United States.

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by Shadysen: 9:33am On Nov 09, 2020
Trump will surely conquer.

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by ThatFairGuy: 9:33am On Nov 09, 2020
This will be disheartening for righteousness89 and other Donald Tyrant gullible ass lickers

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by Nobody: 9:33am On Nov 09, 2020
Let's see.
Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by DropsMic(m): 9:33am On Nov 09, 2020
Hmm
Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by horlarlorwor(m): 9:33am On Nov 09, 2020
US is not shiiit hole like One country in west Africa

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by Necksonnel: 9:34am On Nov 09, 2020
They will drag him out nah. grin grin grin . Micheal blackson said he's gonna be the first president to be physically removed from the white house .lol

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by fergie001: 9:34am On Nov 09, 2020
Amotolongbo:
You seem not to understand the point here!

The question is can Trump chose to stay in White House beyond the afternoon of January 20, if the Supreme Court hasn’t pronounced anything different from the current status quo ante?
That is not in contention, he can't and wouldn't.

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by globalresource: 9:34am On Nov 09, 2020
Trump has the right to go to court

Let the court decide

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Re: What Will Happen If Donald Trump Refuses To Leave Office by Businext: 9:34am On Nov 09, 2020
On March 4th 1801, the second president of the United States, John Adams, refused to hand over office to his main rival at the 1800 election, Thomas Jefferson.

The rule of midday January 20 had not been written yet but despite his stubbornness, the office simply left him!

After Thomas Jefferson was sworn in at an event which the incumbent refused to attend, Whitehouse staff started to remove the former president’s belongings from the White house (Adams was the first president to reside at the new official residence).


All security organs cut all official communication and all presidential staff stopped taking instructions from Adams – THE OFFICE MOVED.

From that time all incumbents at the White House prepare early to leave in case they see signs of losing to avoid humiliation by the independent organs of state (the military, the Secret Service, the CIA, FBI and White House staff all operate under a code - serving a man/woman who has carried the WILL of the people at an election).

As soon as Biden clinches the 270 votes and is officially declared by all returning officers in the states, the following is going to happen

1. The Secret Service divides its attention between the incumbent at the incoming President.

2. CIA begins to give them both security briefings (including top secret intelligence which is traditionally reserved for the commander in chief).


3. The counter intelligence teams of the CIA which also ‘spy’ on the CIA also begin to brief both of them.

4. Whitehouse staff prepare to re-do the WH in-line with the taste of the president-elect.

5. At Midday on January 20, Whitehouse staff remove all the former president's belongings from the house and bring in the belongings of the new president (they wait for no one’s instructions).

6. The deductions for Whitehouse rent on Trump’s salary stops in January while the deductions for Whitehouse rent begins on Joe Biden’s presidential salary in January.

7. Melania Trump stops being the boss of Whitehouse on January 20 at midday and Dr. Jill Biden becomes the boss of Whitehouse on January 20 at midday.

8. At midday on January 20, all the power organs of the US cut official communication with Trump; The Pentagon, The CIA, The FBI, The Attorney General. The Secret Service however maintains minimal communication
since it is going to guard the ex-president all his life.

8. The BEAST and AIRFORCE ONE salute Trump for the last time and move their attention to Biden. The BEAST begins to carry Biden’s blood samples as is the tradition.

All this without any executive orders or instructions from anyone! The system just kicks in.

#Copied


#74YearOldTrumpIsOut
#78YearOldBidenIn

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