White House officials are admitting that Trump has mentally lost it, and they are worried that the cabinet may invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.
Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair reported:
Even before Corker’s remarks, some West Wing advisers were worried that Trump’s behavior could cause the Cabinet to take extraordinary Constitutional measures to remove him from office. Several months ago, according to two sources with knowledge of the conversation, former chief strategist Steve Bannon told Trump that the risk to his presidency wasn’t impeachment, but the 25th Amendment—the provision by which a majority of the Cabinet can vote to remove the president. When Bannon mentioned the 25th Amendment, Trump said, “What’s that?” According to a source, Bannon has told people he thinks Trump has only a 30 percent chance of making it the full term.”
The situation at the White House has only gotten worse since Bannon offered his estimate. Trump’s moods have grown even darker, as there is verification that the President wanted to up the US nuclear arsenal tenfold, and it was after this suggestion that Sec. of State Rex Tillerson called the President a moron.
One only has to look at the President’s Twitter account to see evidence of a man who is sliding further into decline. Trump spends his days bashing the NFL and threatening to trample on the First Amendment while screaming fake news at everything that he disagrees with.
Trump’s speeches and public appearances are now full-blown unhinged events that are certain to go off the rails unless he is chained to his teleprompter or only allowed to read from a prepared text.
Donald Trump is not well, and the fact that the White House is worried about the 25th Amendment is an admission that the mental instability that we are all seeing is a real and present danger.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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