The hosts of Morning Joe are now using their show in an attempt to rally members of Trump’s cabinet to remove the president from office.
The coup is actually plausible due to the 25th amendment. The amendment discusses replacing a president who is no longer able to “discharge the powers and duties of his office.” The hosts are implying that President Trump is no longer to do this due to mental incapacitation:
“If you’ve been around mental health issues in your life … the pressure heightens, it gets worse,” Donny Deutsch said Friday. “And we should be frightened right now. We should be — there is nothing glib about it.”
“At what point do you go to article 25? [sic]” Deutsch asked.
Deutsch says that he’s able to diagnose a change in President Trump’s mental state.
“‘I have known him for 20 years and I’ve spent hours and hours with him, everything from negotiating leases to at-school functions to hours and hours of interviewing him on my old show. He’s not the same guy. You can see it in his eyes and in his speech pattern, and most frighteningly his behavior. I think there’s something else happening here. If you’ve been around mental illness and whatnot, I think he’s feeling the noose around his neck tightening with Mueller.'”
Deutsch implies that because of this added pressure, President Trump is now “putting a gun closer and closer to his head.” However, these are only assumptions because President Trump has not actually consented to being mentally evaluated.
Joe Scarborough also put his two cents in on the matter.
“‘My mom has dementia,” Scarborough said. “She had pre-dementia for several years. My father’s death, the pressure of that, is when we really lost her. And so it got exponentially worse very first. The more pressure you’re under in this — if this is, in fact, the problem, the worse it gets.'”
Eugene Robinson, a Washington Post columnist also commented on Trump’s “mental deterioration.”
“‘I mean, it’s just extraordinary. How much worse can it get?’ he asked. ‘I fear it can get worse, and the people who are professionals in mental health frankly tell me this doesn’t get better. This probably won’t get better. It’s not going to resolve itself somehow. And as you said, he tends to want to escape the people who could keep him on the straight and narrow, so maybe we need to shut down Mar-a-Lago.’”
Deutsch went as far as to call President Trump a “sociopath.” Scarborough commented on Trump’s alleged mental state.
“‘He is completely detached from reality, we had a New York Times and Washington Post piece saying so a couple of days ago, and the question is Mika,’ Scarborough said, ‘if this is not what the 25th Amendment was drafted for, I would like the cabinet members serving America, not serving the president” to act accordingly.'”