Aside from being impeached, there’s another way a President can be removed from office: the 25th Amendment, in which the Vice President and a majority of the President’s cabinet can declare the commander-in-chief “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” Many Americans have become familiar with this Amendment—and some are praying the cabinet acts upon it. But there’s one American who apparently hasn’t read up on the Constitution. President Donald Trump, the man elected to protect the document that defines the country.
As Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman reports:
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?”
In the meantime, Trump is picking fights with his entire cabinet, doing things like challenging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to an IQ Test competition. Try even said that he hates everyone in the White House, and advisers are claiming that the President is unraveling.
Bannon is probably very happy that he is no longer in the White House, seeing as how he doesn’t think this will last long:
According to a source, Bannon has told people he thinks Trump has only a 30 percent chance of making it the full term.
If Vice President Mike Pence has a spine, he could very well change his title to President Mike Pence very soon.