Steve Bannon doesn’t think President Trump will finish out his term.
According to sources who spoke to Vanity Fair, Bannon constantly warned Trump that the 25th Amendment posed the greatest threat to his presidency. Trump responded by saying, “What’s that?”
The Constitution’s 25th Amendment created a system for replacing the president and vice president in case of death, removal, resignation or incapacitation.
It also states that, if 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’ declare that the president is unable to perform his duties, the vice president will assume powers as an acting president.
I’m sorry. I just don’t see how any of these people believe there are legitimate grounds to even THINK about initiating that process.
ANYWAY, the source also revealed that Bannon believes there’s only a 30% chance that Trump will complete his full term.
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?” According to a source, Bannon has told people he thinks Trump has only a 30 percent chance of making it the full term.
No word on who this “source” is. Maybe that claim is a flaming pile of BS. Who knows.