MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said that Trump’s tweet threat of nuclear war with North Korea should have triggered the 25th Amendment and Trump’s removal from office.
O’Donnell said, “It is that same right wing that 50 years later has given us President Trump. And in that 50 years, the American right wing has not gotten any wiser. And its candidate is now clearly the most dangerous person who has ever occupied the White House. The first and only president who casually issues threats of nuclear war on a whim, as the president did tonight in a tweet that should have already activated the vice president and a majority of the cabinet to remove the president as unfit to serve under the 25th amendment. That tweet, as I just read, says ‘North Korean leader Kim Jong un just stated that the nuclear button son his desk at all times. Will someone from depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I to too have a nuclear button, but it is a much bigger and more powerful one than his, and my button works!’
The MSNBC host went deeper into the danger of Trump, “No one in presidential history has ever played with fire more publicly and recklessly than Donald Trump. Tonight the president is threatening nuclear war with a country the size of Pennsylvania. This is a level of madness never seen before anywhere in the world. There has been open speculation about President Trump possibly starting a nuclear war simply to distract attention from or to use as a cover for dismantling the special prosecutor’s investigation of the president. And no one can say that that is wild and irresponsible speculation.”
Trump learned that threatening North Korea distracts from the Russia scandal, so whenever the Russia scandal news gets too hot, the president can be counted on to threaten to blow up the world. What happens to Trump when the threats stop being taken seriously? Will he escalate and launch a nuclear strike against North Korea to try to save his presidency?
The fact that these questions can be asked seriously is proof that Donald Trump is not mentally fit to carry out the duties of the presidency.
O’Donnell’s call for the 25th Amendment to be invoked was grandstanding. It was a plea for the people to rise up and save their country from the madness of Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a 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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