Donald Trump and Roger Stone are both such frequent liars, you can’t take anything they say at face value. That said, because the two are old friends, Stone often acts as Trump’s cheerleader when it comes to advancing whatever BS narrative that Trump is trying to promote. At times, Stone ends up giving something away about Trump’s thinking or strategy. It just happened again, in a big way.
Donald Trump’s scandals are now closing in on him at light speed. His Trump-Russia collusion scandal is now a treason scandal, thanks to the revelation that Trump’s campaign boss Paul Manafort met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the election. Trump’s last ditch scheme, a secret plot to get information about Mueller from Manafort, has been exposed. Trump has nowhere left to go, and his time is running out. That makes Roger Stone’s latest missive rather revealing.
With Donald Trump’s time clearly running out, Roger Stone posted this to Instagram this morning: “Trump might choose not to run for reelection. If he continues to turbocharge the economy and protect our borders while renegotiating our trade deals he may have achieved all of his goals and can leave going down as one of the greatest presidents in history.”
If Roger Stone is talking about Trump voluntarily being a one-term president, it’s got to be because Donald Trump is talking about it privately, and Stone is helping to publicly lay the groundwork for him. This points to Trump’s final endgame strategy: offering to exit at the end of his term, in the hope it’ll keep him from being ousted and/or imprisoned for his crimes. That won’t save Trump, but it reveals that he’s already plotting his exit strategy.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report