Liberals clamor to replace Trump via the 25th Amendment due to positive COVID result
Within hours of hearing the president and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, tested positive for coronavirus, liberals in the media were publishing explainers about how the 25th Amendment could be invoked to declare Trump incapacitated and therefore unable to carry out the duties of the POTUS due to COVID-19
For liberals, the president’s COVID-19 diagnosis helps set up the dream cure for a Trump presidency, where they replace Trump with another person by maneuver rather than a popular vote.
“President Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus. Though the White House physician said Thursday the president is ‘well at this time,’ the Constitution has provisions to try to ensure continuity should his condition change,” noted NPR in a brief they called an “explainer” on the 25th Amendment.
Washington TV station, local CBS 9, WUSA, took the scenario one step further explaining to people how Trump could be forced by the GOP to drop out of the presidential race.
“Question: What happens if COVID-19 forces the president to drop out of the 2020 election?” asked the TV news affiliate.
“Answer: The Republican National Committee would decide who would replace the president on the ballot.”
But ultra-liberal site Axios described the dream scenario for Democrats, wistfully wondering what would happen if both President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were “incapacitated” due to the coronavirus.
“The Constitution establishes a chain for who becomes ‘acting president’ if the president is incapacitated — but even if President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both fell ill from the coronavirus, many responsibilities could be delegated to White House staff before they’d turn to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” says Axios in their brief explainer as to how Pelosi seizes power.
So far, the White House has said that President Trump and the Melania have only experienced “mild symptoms” from the illness.
“The president does have mild symptoms, and as we look to try to make sure that not only his health and safety and welfare is good, we continue to look at that for all of the American people,” said Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, adding that Trump is not only “in good spirits, but very energetic,” according to Fox News.
Trump, says Meadows, is very much in command at the White House.
Melania Trump echoed the comments about mild symptoms.
“Thank you for the love you are sending our way. I have mild symptoms but overall feeling good. I am looking forward to a speedy recovery,” Mrs. Trump said via Twitter.
The president’s illness still leaves the matter of the next presidential debate in the air, as the match-up is scheduled before the president would complete his COVID quarantine by one day.
“The CDC recommends 14 days of quarantine after exposure or a positive test,” says WUSA. “The next debate is scheduled for October 15th. Based on the timing that would put the next debate at 13 days from now.”
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