45 Times It Was "The Beginning of the End" for President Trump
A quick trip down headline memory lane.
Just a few weeks ago, late night talk-show host Conan O'Brien was making a joke about President Donald Trump's latest scandal, and how analysts were predicting that it "could be the beginning of the end for Donald Trump." He thought about this for a second and then corrected himself. "Oh wait, I'm sorry," he said, "This joke is from a monologue I did last year."
It's funny because it's true. Not that O'Brien is recycling jokes, but that we've been hearing about Trump's "beginning of the end" for so long that it's become almost a bigger journalism trope than "the Steve Jobs of… [insert non-computer industry here]," or a newspaper headline riffing on some variation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or There Will Be Blood. O'Brien wasn't quite right when he pegged that dire warning about Trump's demise being from 2016. You could go back as far as the summer of 2015 and find more than a few writers and political analysts claiming that the timer on Trump's imminent downfall had officially begun…. now.
Whether you love Trump or think he belongs in jail, it's hard to take any "beginning of the end" predictions about him seriously anymore. Here's a quick trip down memory lane at 45 headlines over the past few years that giddily promised the beginning of the end for Trump. And for more coverage of our current POTUS, here are the 5 Handshake Rules He Breaks Every Time.
1. Conservative writer says Comey testimony is beginning of the end for Trump
June 8, 2017, Raw Story
2. For Trump, the Beginning of the End Has Begun
May 18, 2017, Reason.com
3. Beleaguered Trump faces beginning of the end
May 18, 2017, The Day
4. Is the Comey Memo the Beginning of the End for Trump?
May 17, 2017, New Yorker
5. The beginning of the end of Donald Trump
May 16, 2017, Macleans
6. It's the Beginning of the End for Trump
May 16, 2017, Slate
7. Is this the beginning of the end of Trump?
May 12, 2017, New York Daily News
8. Morning Joe on Trump: 'This is the Beginning of the End'
May 12, 2017, MSNBC
9. Is It The End Of The Beginning Of Trump's Presidency Or Beginning Of the End?
May 12, 2017, The Moderate Voice
10. The Comey Firing May Be the Beginning of the End of Trump
May 10, 2017, New York Magazine
11. Could Comey's Ouster Be The Beginning Of The End For Trump?
May 10, 2017, Huffington Post
12. A New FBI Bombshell Could Be The Beginning Of The End For Trump
April 21st, 2017, Politicus USA
13. If CNN's New Russia Report Is True, We May Be Seeing the Beginning of the End of Donald Trump's Presidency
March 23, 2017, GQ
14. In the White House things are looking bad. This could be the beginning of the end for Trump
March 2, 2017, The Independent
15. Beginning Of The End? The Trump White House Looks To Be Unraveling This Week
February 15, 2017. Konbini US
16. Nine Lies: This is the Beginning of the End for Donald Trump
February 15, 2017, Paste Magazine
17. Is General Flynn a Sacrificial Lamb, or the Beginning of the End for Donald Trump?
February 13, 2017, Pajiba
18. BREAKING: Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Trump; This Is The Beginning Of The End
January 22, 2017, New Century Times
19. Trump inauguration: The beginning of the end – or the end of the beginning?
January 15, 2017, Stuff
November 11, 2016, The Indian Express
21. Punchlines: The beginning of the end for Trump?
October 10, 2016, USA Today
22. Is This the Beginning of the End for Donald Trump?
October 10, 2016, Vogue
23. Was The Second Debate The Beginning Of The End For Donald Trump?
September 24, 2015, FiveThirtyEight
24. Is this the beginning of the end, a full three months before election day?
August 5, 2016, BBC
25. Is this the beginning of the end for Donald Trump?
August 2, 2016, Washington Post
26. Will Trump's Attack on the Khans Be the Beginning of the End for His White House Hopes?
August 1, 2016, Mic
27. The beginning of the end: Trump's nomination signals the collapse of an ideological movement and a political party
July 22, 2016, Salon
28. Beginning Of The End: New Lawsuit Accuses Trump Of Raping 13 Year Old Girl
June 21, 2016, GOPocalypse
29. Essential Politics: The beginning of the end for Trump?
June 17, 2016, LA Times
30. The Beginning of Trump's End
June 7, 2016, Chicago Sun-Times
31. Ted Cruz's Wisconsin Win May Be The Beginning Of The End For Donald Trump
April 6, 2016, Forbes
32. This time it really is the end for Donald Trump. Really.
April 4, 2016, The Independent
33. Donald Trump: the beginning of the end
April 4, 2016, The Observer
34. The Beginning of the End of Donald Trump
April 3, 2016, Time Magazine
35. Beginning of the end of Donald Trump's bid for the White House … maybe
April 1, 2016, Sydney Morning Herald
36. The beginning of the end for Donald Trump?
Apr 1, 2016, The Washington Post
37. Iowa is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump
February 1, 2016, the Week
38. The Beginning Of The End Of The Trump Campaign?
January 27, 2016, Red State
39. The End Is Nigh For Donald Trump
December 14, 2015, Huffington Post
40. Trump Bombs Terribly as 'SNL' Host—Is This the Beginning of the End?
November 8, 2015, Daily Beast
41. Is this the beginning of the end for Trump?
October 23, 2015, The News Tribune
42. The Beginning of the End for Donald Trump?
September 25, 2015, The Federalist
43. Is This The Beginning of the End of Donald Trump?
September 18, 2015, Bloomberg Politics
44. GOP debate marks beginning of the end for Trump
August 6, 2015, Las Vegas Review Journal
45. Donald Trump's immigration remarks were beginning of his end
July 13, 2015, M-Live
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