Someone posed the scenario to Donald Trump, would he actually serve as president if he were actually to win. Every other person who has ever run for president would have said, unequivocally yes. After all, the whole point of running for president is to get the power to run the United States and to make the sorts of changes that one thinks would be of benefit. The beautiful house, the place in the country, the jet, and all the other perks are not a bad incentive either. But Trump, being Trump and thus prone to saying alarming things, decided to be coy, according to the New York Times.

“I’ll let you know how I feel about it after it happens,” he said.

Of course, he could be trolling for shock effect, like Saddam Hussein being good at killing terrorists (and being one too) or Ted Cruz’s father killing Kennedy. The statement feeds the impression that Trump’s campaign is a big joke he is playing on the rest of the world, an ego trip he is embarked on to get the cred for winning the presidency and not having to do all the work of being president.

Fortunately, Trump opened his mind to this possibility before the Republican National Convention.

With the rumors of a stop Trump effort picking up some traction, the delegates have an opportunity to select someone who actually wants to be president and not just run for president as the mother of all reality shows. “Donald Trump – Celebrity Candidate.”

On the other hand, this possibility makes the selection of a vice presidential running mate all the more important. If Trump takes the opportunity of his victory speech to announce his resignation as president-elect, then things get a little dicey.

The 20th Amendment states that if the president-elect dies, the vice president-elect becomes the president-elect under most circumstances. Nothing in the Constitution covers the possibility of the president-elect resigning.

So, does Trump wait until he is sworn in on January 20, 2017, to say, “Ha, ha, just kidding” or does he cause a crisis by bowing out earlier? Noting Trump’s history, there is no telling what he would do.

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