Steve Bannon says Trump has 30% Chance of Completing Full Term
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon confided privately that he believes President Donald Trump has a 30% chance of completing his first full term, according to a report on Vanity Fair magazine. The Liberal Advocate News could not reach Bannon to confirm these reported conversations independently.
Vanity Fair‘s sources with knowledge of the conversation said that Bannon warned Trump several months ago that the biggest threat to his presidency is not impeachment by Congress, but the 25th Amendment, which could allow his Cabinet to vote to remove him.
The 25th Amendment to the Constitution is a measure that establishes a system for replacing the president or vice president in case there is death, removal, resignation or incapacitation. The 25th Amendment was adopted following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
According to the amendment, if the vice president “and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or such other body as Congress may by law provide” make a “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.”
“Bannon warned Trump several months ago that the biggest threat to his presidency is not impeachment by Congress, but the 25th Amendment, which could allow his Cabinet to vote to remove him.”
According to two sources who spoke to Vanity Fair, when Bannon raised the 25th Amendment as a concern, Trump responded by asking, “What’s that?” Bannon was fired from the White House in August.
The report comes amid a public feud between Trump and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) who is retiring from Congress after 2018. The two have gone back and forth on Twitter, and Corker told The New York Times this week that he thinks Trump could take the US “on the path to World War III.”
Media reports indicate that the Trump White House is in chaos and the president himself may be unraveling. Since assuming office early this year, Trump has been unable to move his legislative agenda. He failed to pass a ObamaCare repeal and replace bill through U.S. Congress despite his party controlling all branches of the U.S. government. He is now pushing tax cut for the rich, and experts say that bill may be in trouble as well.
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