Both Donald Trump and Richard Nixon tried to put the best appearance on what were disastrous endings to their presidencies. Nixon, of course, resigned due to Watergate. He had lost public support and the loyalty of the Republicans in the Senate where he faced a possible impeachment vote.
Trump lost his reelection and denied the result so relentlessly he ended up fomenting a riot. He was impeached a second time in 12 months and faced the prospect of a second different trial in the Senate. The public and even many Republicans had had enough.
|Donald Trump leaves White House for last time |
as president, Jan. 20, 2021 | David J. Phillip/AP
|Richard Nixon's last day at the White House, |
Aug. 9, 1974 | ABC News photo