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Mon Sep 30, 2019, 09:20 PM

Can Donald Trump invoke Article 25 on himself? Seriously,

Can he go to his Cabinet and the VP and say, "Look, I'm not well, please take me out of here in the nice, comfy white jump suit that Melania made for me"

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Raven Sep 2019 OP
Gidney N Cloyd Sep 2019 #1
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onenote Sep 2019 #3

Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 09:26 PM

1. "President Bartlet" did.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 09:31 PM

2. Hah! So there's a precedent for it! ;-)

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 09:33 PM

3. Yes. Section 3 of the 25th Amendment

He doesn't have to go to the cabinet or VP to do so:

"Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President."

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