Krugman speculates how there might be a Democratic president in January 2019.
Suppose this really does take Trump down before the end of his term; and suppose (much less likely, but still) that Pence goes down too. Then it’s the Speaker of the House, right? But by January that may well be a Democrat. Bizarre. But possible? 2/
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) February 24, 2018
Krugman is referring to a CNBC report that the RNC is using campaign funds to pay Trump’s company rent for office space in Trump Tower and monthly salary to Mike Pence’s nephew, John Pence:
Soon after the Republican National Committee came under pressure for paying legal bills for President Donald Trump and his eldest son in the special counsel’s Russia probe, it started covering expenses for the president’s re-election campaign.
The RNC is using campaign funds to pay Trump’s company more than $37,000 a month in rent, and to pay thousands of dollars in monthly salary to Vice President Mike Pence’s nephew, John Pence, party officials confirmed this week. The rent pays for office space in the Trump Tower in New York for the staff of Trump’s re-election campaign. John Pence is the Trump campaign’s deputy executive director.