11 Apr DONALD TRUMP. THE TWENTY-FIFTH AMENDMENT. PART TWO
Donald Trump’s Presidency was confronted by Twenty-Fifth Amendment demands during his tenure. The Talk was continuous, but it crested twice, once after his Inauguration, and a second time during the last six months of his term.
Two matters provoked the latter furious outcry by his detractors. The January 6, 2021 demonstration outside and within the United States Capitol produced a chorus of demands that Vice President Mike Pence declare that Trump was “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” and as a consequence of his declaration, remove the president from his office. Of course Pence did no such thing, and Donald Trump completed the four years of his tenure, as prescribed by the United States Constitution.
The second event was his week-long hospitalization, a result of a significant COVID 19 infection. One fear was that Trump’s malignant narcissism would deteriorate to a dangerous level due to the coronavirus. Additionally, angst was intensified by the Washington media’s fear that a lack of transparency by the presidential physician deliberately obscured the severe seriousness of Trump’s medical condition. However, the Washington Press Corps’ in this instance was as wrong as they were misinformed. Their ignorance of history made them overlook the significant lack of medical transparency that beclouded the presidential administrations of Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and John Kennedy. Parenthetically, all four were Democrats.
Twenty Fifth Amendment talk will continue during Joe Biden’s Administration.
His spokesperson Jen Psaki promised that Biden’s medical records would b released “soon.” That was thirteen days ago. Stay tuned.