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Letter to the editor: What Trump wants

I agree with S.E. Cupp on why Trump wouldn’t want to be president again in 2020 ( “Reasons Trump might not run in 2020,” Nov. 20, TribLIVE), but I’d like to add a prediction that she stopped short of offering.

Trump may intentionally try to get impeached. That way he could go down as a martyr in the eyes of his base, rather than letting them down by walking away or losing in 2020. He could easily commit obstruction of justice by trying to shut down the Mueller investigation, or by colluding with Paul Manafort and offering him a pardon in exchange for not cooperating Mueller’s investigation.

If Trump indeed wants out of the presidency, this may be his best way out. Then he could spend the rest of his days railing against Democrats at events and on cable news, which is probably all he ever wanted anyway.

Matt Bohince

Squirrel Hill

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