Trump ‘Psychologically Unfit,’ Nuclear Tweet Is Grounds for Removal, Former Bush Ethics Lawyer Says
Former President George W. Bush’s ethics lawyer blasted President Donald Trump as “psychologically unfit” and referred to as his boast concerning the measurement of his so-called “nuclear button” compared to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s grounds for removing from workplace.
“Two psychologically unfit men crowing about their nukes. This is not a good way to start the New Year. Congress needs to deal with one of them and the UN Security Council needs to deal with the other,” legal professional Richard Painter wrote on Twitter, referring to Trump and Kim. Painter was the chief White House ethics lawyer for Bush from 2005–2007.
“This Tweet alone is grounds for removal from office under the 25th Amendment. This man should not have nukes,” he continued.
Earlier within the night, Trump fired off a tweet bragging about how a lot greater his nuke button is than Kim’s, who warned on New Year’s Eve that the United States is in vary of his missiles.
“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,'” Trump wrote. “Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”
Painter was referring to the Constitutional Amendment that stipulates that Vice President Mike Pence and nearly all of Trump’s cupboard can ask Congress to take away the commander-in-chief in the event that they assume he’s “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
Presidents shouldn’t have a “nuclear button,” however they do have a briefcase referred to as a “football” full of necessary objects that can be utilized to launch a nuclear assault.
Other critics additionally weighed in on Trump’s tweet on Tuesday, which was adopted simply minutes later by one other publish with mysteriously capitalized phrases, “I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!”
Brian Stelter, the host of CNN’s Reliable Sources, instructed Anderson Cooper that the president’s conduct was “madness.”
“I think we can apply a test to his 16 tweets today,” Stelter stated. “If this were the leader of Germany or China or Brazil, what would we say, how would we cover these tweets? We would say these are the messages from a person who is not well, from a leader who is not fit for office.”
TV host Jimmy Kimmel additionally tore into Trump, telling his viewers: “That’s right. Happy New Year, everybody! We have two maniacs with nuclear warheads bragging about who has the bigger button.”