World Comment: How to remove Trump from office

09:52  10 january  2017
09:52  10 january  2017 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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Trump lives in a hall of mirrors - but not alone. Reince Priebus, the outgoing Republican National as Congress may by law provide" can remove the president for being "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office ". Comments disabled. Morning & Afternoon Newsletter. Delivered Mon–Fri.

Skip to comments . That is except have fantasies on how they could remove Trump from office . 19 posted on 01/10/2017 10:17:30 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (US out of the UN, UN out of the US).

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Donald Trump is a one-man basket of deplorables. He is a braggart and a liar. He is a bully and a demagogue. He is an ignoramus and a deadbeat, a chiseler and either a sincere racist or an insincere one, and his love for himself is matched only by my loathing of him. He is about to be president of the United States. A constitutional coup may be in the offing.

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Donald Trump 's tweet declaring himself a "stable genius" amid questions about his mental fitness has rekindled talk about how invoking the 25th Amendment could remove him from office on grounds that he's "unable" to carry out presidential duties.

A new proposal to create a panel that could remove President Donald Trump under the auspices of the 25th Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas dropped any pretense that may have remained that the bill wasn’t aimed getting Trump out of office . It just goes to show how deeply they resent losing, though.

Since winning the election, Trump has not moderated his behavior. He still behaves like a brat — his childish tweet zinging Arnold Schwarzenegger for failing to get Trumpian ratings on “The New Celebrity Apprentice” being the most amusing example. Many of the others were just plain lies, the most serious being his earlier troubling statements regarding Russian efforts to affect the election. As always, Trump made this about himself — not, as it should be, about a foreign power meddling in our democracy.

Trump turns things on their heads. To him, the hacking story was an example of fake news — not the uncontestably false news that the Russians were spreading, but the news coming from our own intelligence community. Trump lives in a hall of mirrors — but not alone. Reince Priebus, the outgoing Republican National Committee chairman and now another of the moral eunuchs in Trump’s court, said on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” that the release of the intelligence community’s finding was “clearly politically motivated to discredit the victory of President-elect Trump.” Priebus, as my grandmother used to say, knows which side his bread is buttered on.

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Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat who now wants to take steps to remove President Trump from office just in case and how a president can be removed if he or she is unable to carry out the duties of the office . What do you think about Rep. Blumenauer's proposal? Scroll down to comment below!

Drew Angerer. If Donald Trump so desperately needs babysitters, he’s probably not fit for office . Now, how could such a removal work? Well, there's obviously impeachment, but that The 25th Amendment is the coward's way out, so even if it comes time to remove Trump , I'm sure Paul Ryan

It is folly to think that aides such as Priebus are going to be able to moderate Trump. They are enablers, emptying their consciences and stuffing their egos, and it is even sillier to think that Trump himself will change. He is 70, into the years of ossification, and his political triumph has only convinced him of his inerrant correctness. He thinks he is infallible, a kind of secular pope. Things will go from bad to worse.

President-elect Donald Trump. © AFP Photo President-elect Donald Trump. One remote remedy is impeachment by the House and conviction by the Senate. It is, as it should be, a laborious process and requires provable acts of treason, bribery or other “high crimes and misdemeanors” — very high bars indeed and difficult to define. In fact, no president has ever gone the whole way: not Andrew Johnson and not Bill Clinton.

There is, however, another way. Under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, the vice president, together with a “majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide” can remove the president for being “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” No doubt the mere mention of incapacitation would summon a horde of lawyers to Washington to contest it or the meaning of every term.

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If the panel declares Trump mentally unable to carry out the duties of his office , then they can remove him from office . × × Comment Section FAQ. I'm not seeing my post to MyVoice. How come?

The question now is what would it take for President Trump to be removed from office ? I think we ought to be talking more about how horrible our electoral system is, a system that commits the person with less votes to beat the candidate with more votes.

But it is plain that the 25th Amendment does give a role to Cabinet members that is not generally considered when they are up for confirmation. This time, however, they should all be asked whether they are aware of the 25th Amendment and, if need be, whether they would be willing to implement it. Some would say that they do not respond to hypotheticals, but a willingness to abide by the Constitution is not a hypothetical. It is, instead, a grave duty.

Is this going to happen? Probably not. We’ll just muddle through a Trump presidency, as we have some others. But the nature and malevolence of Donald Trump have to be borne in mind. He has shown little regard for the Constitution, as exemplified by statements saying that by definition anything a president does is legal, and he is prone to vulgar statements and tactics. Recall that he was once the most prominent birther, evidence of either racism or a chilling willingness to pander to it. Recall also, as Meryl Streep did at the Golden Globes, that Trump mocked Serge Kovaleski, a physically disabled New York Times reporter, and then denied that he had done anything of the sort. Here was the bully in full repugnance. Here was the liar in full contempt for the truth.

Since his election, Trump has done nothing to allay the concern that he is unfit for the presidency. In about a week, he’ll assume the presidency with all its awesome power. Maybe the only thing that will constrain him is his own Cabinet. Trump goofed. There are some good people in that room.

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Donald Trump has pledged to create unity despite a bitterly divided electorate. The former reality show host is on the cusp of the most consequential moment of his life: his inauguration as the 45th US president. At midday on Friday, Donald Trump will cap an extraordinary and improbable run for the White House when he takes the reins from US President Barack Obama."We're going to unify our country," Trump said in front of the Lincoln Memorial ahead of a fireworks display and following performances by Three Doors Down and Toby Keith. "We're going to do things that haven't been done for our country for many, many decades," he said.

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