The Slatest

Trump Suggests He Might Quit Immediately After Being Elected

Donald Trump on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

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A fun game is to try to figure out what taboos are left for Donald Trump to violate in insane fashion. When you launch your candidacy by characterizing Mexican Americans as marauding rapists, suggest that one of your opponents’ fathers helped kill John F. Kennedy, and repeatedly praise Saddam Hussein … well, it just seems every time like Trump will never be able to top himself, and then he does. To wit, this New York Times story about Trump suggesting he might not be interested in serving as president if he wins the general election:


Presented in a recent interview with a scenario, floating around the political ether, in which the presumptive Republican nominee proves all the naysayers wrong, beats Hillary Clinton and wins the presidency, only to forgo the office as the ultimate walk-off winner, Mr. Trump flashed a mischievous smile.

“I’ll let you know how I feel about it after it happens,” he said, minutes before leaving his Trump Tower office to fly to a campaign rally in New Hampshire.

Good times, good times.

I’ll update this post when/if Trump says the N-word or the C-word on TV and/or says a bunch of positive things about Hitler.