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With Trump Sick, 25th Amendment Could Come Into Play

Posted on AllSides October 2nd, 2020
From The Right
coronavirus, coronavirus test, Donald Trump, 25th Amendment

News that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into his presidential campaign, and if he experiences complications, he may have to yield power to Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump tweeted early Friday morning that he and first lady Melania Trump have the coronavirus. Pence and his wife Karen tested negative Friday. Under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, Pence would assume control of the country if Trump, 74, becomes incapacitated in any way, even on a temporary basis.

According to CNBC, Brookings Institution senior fellow...

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