Former president #LameDuckDonald may soon realize that USA voters think he's yesterday's news and wants nothing to do with him.
The American Labor Organization SAG-AFTRA was about to expel him for his dismal record as an actor and a human. The twice impeached and one term former president's response was who cares? I quit. The proverbial looser preemptively submitted his resignation in a petty letter to the union's president, where he bragged about movie parts and railed against their disciplinary process that could have ejected him.
How quickly he turns on everyone he no longer has no use for e joined to be on TV and Film and has once again bitten the hand which fed him. He is about to learn that this has just begun.
When one leaves or gets rejected by a landslide as he did after one turn in the office to the most high-profile job in the world, retirement is anything but ordinary. Former U.S. presidents have taken many different paths upon wrapping up their time in office, but there are certain rules, practices, and procedures in place that all the recent ex-commanders in chief have followed upon their exit.
As you can imagine, it’s not quite as simple as going back to an average life. Here are some fascinating facts about what former presidents aren’t allowed to do after forced retirement.
When a president is in office, they hold the unique power to pardon anyone serving time for a federal offense. That could potentially include the presidents themselves if they were to be charged with a federal crime while holding the job. Once their time in the White House is finished, however, they are limited to the same legal rights as any private citizen. Unless they have a great friend in the Oval Office — as Richard Nixon did in Gerald Ford — they likely can’t count on a pardon being granted for any wrongdoing.
While not an official rule, this is one of those time-honored traditions that most former presidents have followed. Not openly criticizing your successors in office, or keeping your public opinions measured, has long been regarded as an act of decorum among former commanders in chief. However, plenty of former presidents have openly ripped a subsequent president over the years, mostly on matters of policy. Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and Theodore Roosevelt all took shots at later presidents on the record.