A former Trump Organization executive is speaking out with her shocking opinion that President Trump would resign before he would allow himself to be removed from office by impeachment. The executive, Barbara Res, who served as a Trump Organization VP, said in an interview, “He does a lot of things to save face.”
Res was interviewed by CNN’s Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources Sunday and spoke in detail about Trump’s attitude toward impeachment.
“It would be very, very, very bad for him to be impeached…I don’t know that he’ll be found guilty but I don’t know that he wants to be impeached. I think that’s what this panic is about. And my gut [instinct] is that he’ll leave office, he’ll resign. Or make some kind of a deal, even, depending on what comes out.”Former Trump Organization VP, Barbara Res
Res admits she felt some initial hesitation about sharing her opinion in the off chance that she was wrong but her first-hand experience of working closely with Trump certainly gives her some credibility.
Res was a key player on some MAJOR Trump projects- including construction engineer for Trump Tower. She is also the author of “All Alone on the 68th Floor: How One Woman Changed the Face of Construction,” which takes a look at her journey of working in the Trump organization.
All that aside, Res has been an outspoken critic of Trump’s political ventures, including saying he wasn’t fit for office during his first presidential campaign in 2016.
So these comments aren’t completely out of left field and DO come at a crucial time as impeachment talks over Trump’s interactions with Ukraine’s president grow more heated with each day. House Democrats have now subpoenaed the White House in the Trump investigation. And the lawyer for the first intelligence whistleblower says he is now representing a SECOND whistleblower on the same issue.
Res says she’s not surprised that the impeachment inquiry has sent Trump directly to Twitter to lash out. He’s been on there night and day, defending himself, shaming Democratic lawmakers, denouncing anyone who dares criticize him, including members of his own party. The inquiry has sent Trump into a tweetstorm in recent days, defending himself and denouncing both Democratic lawmakers and critics within his own party.
Speaking on Trump’s paranoia, Res said:
“He was always very quick to react, he never responded to anything, always reacted to it and got very, very angry… He had this notion that everything that happened that was bad was directed at him, like they were after him, people were after him.“
But even she says she couldn’t predict some of the erratic behavior that he has exhibited during his campaign and presidency, claiming it has worsened since her time as his employee. Res says she was especiallly surprised to see Trump’s nonchalant reactions about potential Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election, referring to reports that Trump told Russian officials he was “unconcerned” about it. Res said, “That was a stupid thing to say and I never thought of him as stupid.”
But at the end of the day, Res says Trump is just Trump: “This is Trump — I say Trump Squared because he’s had, since I knew him, many, many years of fame and fortune and getting richer and now he actually does believe he’s a stable genius and he does believe he could shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue, and so far it looks like he can.”
Lest anyone forget back during the first presidential campaign, Trump famously said that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and his supporters would STILL support him.
As for her ultimate claim that he is unfit for the Presidency, Res she concurs with the opinion of George Conway, husband of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, who publicly said in a piece for The Atlantic that he believes trump is unfit for office.
Res said, “O thought that when he was running for office… And not necessarily for the mental reasons that you talk about but because he didn’t have the experience, you know, lots of different things.”