President Trump seems to have enemies at every turn. He was supposed to build relationships with Congressmen from both the House and Senate which would definitely help him pass his agenda in the governing bodies. But throughout his 274 days in office so far he has criticized and openly spat with members of both the House and Senate. So guess what? There hasn’t been one single piece of legislation passed of any major importance since he has become President, even though his political party owns both Houses of Congress.
But then there are the Twitter statements. Donald Trump continues to make comments on Twitter that takes the air out of what the Congress is trying to do, and that is to pass legislation. Trump seems to want center stage all the time, and he is sacrificing his own party in his desire to continue with his ridicules reteric on Twitter.
For example, Yesterday, Oct 19, at exactly 12:32PM EST, Donald Trump tweeted the following…
” Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?”
He has insulted the FBI and the Democrats with that statement. How can he expect to win over any Democrat to get his legislation passed? The answer is that he cannot and will not, especially if he guts Obamacare as he is openly trying to do.
Richard Painter, the chief White House ethics lawyer under George W. Bush had an answer for the President. In his own Twitter response he tweeted the following…
“Conspiracy between Russia, the FBI and Democrats? The response to this is clear: Amendment 25.”
President Trump has control of all the nuclear weapons of this country and is the undisputed “most powerful man of the World” but yet does not show any sympathy or concern for world civilization. We may be going to another war, this time with a country that DOES have nuclear weapons – North Korea, and Trump will ultimately be responsible for the millions of citizens of multiple countries that may die in a possible World War III, just because of his mental incapacity. The dictator of North Korea may start the conflict, but President Trump will end it, but at the cost of millions of peoples lives.
To further explain what is meant by invoking the 25th Amendment, an article on NBC News titled ” the 25th Amendment proves why Trump’s mental health matters” as is stated by Richard Painter’s article..
“Though remote, we cannot rule out the possibility that a president in a downward mental health spiral could destroy important global partnerships, alter centuries-old alliances and leave the United States vulnerable to terror attacks or war.” Painter then asks..”Is America today in need of such an unprecedented intervention?”
The 25th Amendment was adopted on February 10, 1967.
As it stands as we know it today, Donald Trump is not physically incapacitated and there is no way to know if he is mentally incapacitated because no psychiatrist has treated him.
On MSNBC’s nightly show called “ALL IN”, Painter states on how concerned he was for months now. Donald Trump exerts extreme Narcissism, or self-centeredness. The only land properties that he visits are the ones with his name on them. He is extremely focused on himself and the election he won only by electoral vote and not by popular vote. He campaigns as President as if he were still running for the office at various events. More people voted to have Clinton in office as the 45th President of the United States than Trump, as she claimed 3,000,000 more votes nationally that Trump on election day, November 8th. He appoints family members to the White House staff. He also displays extreme anti-social tendencies. He doesn’t seem to show that he has the ability to see how other people feel. A prime example would be that of his dealings with families of fallen soldiers. The same symptoms appeared last summer after Charlottesville. At that time, there were racists running up and down the streets chanting “Down with the Jews” along with swastikas and Confederate flags. The President refuses to apologize for anything, states that he is right, even if there is mounds of proof that he is not. Trump is considered the ‘ultimate liar’ and is the epitome of what he calls “Fake News”. Most people never heard of such a thing until Trump started the claim in his political career over a year ago, and continues to do so to this day.
So why the 25th Amendment. The 25th amendment allows for the Vice President to become president in the event of death, resignation, removal from office or impairment that prevents the current president from fulfilling his or her duties.
I mentioned the 25th Amendment to my fellow workers almost 3 months ago, and now members of both political parties, Republican and Democrat are talking about this same possibility.
It’s just a matter of time that Vice-President Pence will become acting President. If Pence becomes the 46th President, there will be no election for Vice-President. If for any reason that President Pence is incapacitated for any reason and he is evicted from the White House for any reason, including Amendment 25, the Speaker of the House – Paul Ryan will become the 47th President. Then to follow him would be the Speaker of the Senate – Mitch McConnell who is in line to be the 48th President of the United States. Very scary stuff !!!
Yes, it’s going to be a long 4 years until the election of a newly appointed President by the people. But the fact is that in 2020, there will be another person elected, and he could become the 46, 47, or 48 President depending on what happens before the general election in 2020.