After three consecutive mornings of waking up and tweeting toxic garbage that have made him appear increasingly mentally unstable, Donald Trump may have managed to top himself this morning. Trump tweeted a mocked-up video of himself carrying out acts of violence on CNN, which was based on archival footage of his past involvement with World Wrestling Entertainment. In response to the video, so many people called for the 25th Amendment to be invoked that “#25thAmendmentNow” became the top trending topic on Twitter.
Congressman Ted Lieu tweeted that it’s “Never a good sign for @POTUS when the 25th Amendment starts trending on Twitter.” Then later he added that it’s “A worse sign for @realDonaldTrump when #25thAmendmentNow is trending even higher than just 25th Amendment.” (link). Political writer Thor Benson also invoked the hashtag, tweeting that “The guy who has the nuclear codes has skin that’s too thin to handle criticism from CNN” (link).
Political insider Scott Dworkin quipped that “I’d trust Gary Busey with the nuclear codes more than Trump” (link) in reference to the #25thAmendmentNow trending topic. Keith Olbermann called for immediate action: “The cabinet must invoke the 25th Amendment, TODAY, and immediately remove @realDonaldTrump from the presidency” (link). Dr. DaShanne Stokes, a sociologist, added “Just how scared of the truth do you have to be to want to model violence against the media who could hold you accountable?” (link).
Invoking the 25th Amendment would require the agreement of Mike Pence and the majority of the cabinet that Donald Trump is unfit for office. Thus far none of them have made any public statements against Trump, effectively remaining publicly loyal to him with their silence. It’s not known if anything is taking place among them behind the scenes. If you’re a regular reader, feel free to support Palmer Report
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