I have to admit: I toyed with the idea of headlining this “Trump Resigns!” But I think I’d be tracked down and dragged off to somewhere dark and filled with peat moss if I did.
President Trump took office one day after signing a letter reading “I, Donald J. Trump, hereby resign from each and every office and position I hold in the entities listed” attached to a 19-page exhibit.
The Trump Organization provided the letter to CNN Monday.
At Monday’s press briefing–the first “official” briefing where Press Secretary Sean Spicer took actual questions–Spicer confirmed the president’s action. “He has resigned from the company as he said he would before before he took office,” he said. “Don and Eric are fully in charge of the company.”
Trump Organization General Counsel Alan Garten said in a statement to CNN on Monday that Trump “resigned from all positions of management and authority with The Trump Organization and its affiliates.”
It’s certainly important to know this now that Donald J. Trump is POTUS. I was actually wondering when he would get around to letting the nation know that he’s not still running his terrific company and the country at the same time.
As much as I am pleased at times with what Trump is doing to advance ideals we share, there are other areas (such as his taxes and business relationships) where he creates more stress than is needed.
All-in-all, I didn’t expect anything different here, although the letter Trump signed is probably the world’s most famous “I quit” ever since Edward VIII abdicated the English throne in 1936 to marry a (gasp!) American divorcée.