The Donald Trump administration still hasn’t figured out that leaving the public petition system intact on the White House website is just asking for trouble. Within minutes of Trump’s inauguration today, a whitehouse.gov petition was created demanding that Trump release his taxes, and it already has two-thirds of the signatures required to force a White House response. But that’s not the only embarrassing petition thus far. A newly created petition on the White House website is demanding that Trump quit.
In a petition titled “Donald Trump: Resign as President of the United States” the creator explains: “The President violates the Title of Nobility Clause, as explained in Article I, Section 9 of the United States Constitution. The clause states: No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state. Donald Trump has known financial ties with Russia, and owes hundreds of millions of dollars in debt to banks in foreign countries, such as China. The complicated business entanglements create a conflict of interest for national security issues. The American People deserve to see his tax returns. Donald Trump needs to resign as President of the United States.”
The petition calling for Donald Trump’s immediate resignation is too new to predict whether or not it will reach the 100,000 mark and prompt a response. But these petitions are quickly becoming an embarrassing thorn in Trump’s side. Go here to sign the Trump resignation petition. He wouldn’t be the first president to resign
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report