09 Jul DONALD TRUMP. DISABILITY & THE 25th AMENDMENT. HEALTH OF THE 2020 CANDIDATES XV
Previous posts in the space have discussed the evidence that Democrat 2020 Presidential nominee Joe Biden may have early dementia. It is only fair that his opponent President Donald Trump be subjected to similar scrutiny. Just recently Biden boasted that he would match his cognitive abilities anytime anywhere against those of Donald Trump, and that he, Joe Biden, would come out ahead.
The liberal press, Democrat politicians and columnists, and others for four years have loudly voiced their opinion that this president is mentally unbalanced, and must be removed from office under the terms of the Twenty Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The applicable section of the 25th Amendment, its Section 4, reads in part: Whenever the vice president and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmits to the president pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the vice president shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as acting president.
The most appropriate individual to alert the vice president that the sitting president was mentally/psychologically unable to perform his job is the presidential physician. Hopes were high amongst Donald Trump’s opponents that his first presidential physical examination in January 2019 would reveal cognitive inability or psychological disability. Presidential physician Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson shattered these expectations by announcing that President Trump was fully fit to perform his responsibilities, even after an extensive mental exam. Dr. Jackson thereby earned their enmity and eventual revenge.
James B. Stewart, the author of “Deep State,” which appeared in 2019 discussed the revelations that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was fully serious about wearing a wire to entrap the president regarding the 25th Amendment. He also felt he could count on cabinet members to forcibly remove Trump if that failed. Rosenstein expected that former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions would back the use of the 25th Amendment against President Trump, but miscalculated and was eventually forced out.
Twenty Fifth Amendment fever remains high amongst the president’s enemies, and will likely not disappear until November 2020, if then.
My next post will chronicle the subsequent fate of Dr. Ronny Jackson, and his evaluation of Joe Biden’s mental competence.