Political editor of Axios, Jonathan Swan, called the idea of removing President Donald Trump via the 25th Amendment a “liberal fantasy” Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball.”
“This 25th amendment stuff is a left-wing liberal fantasy,” Swan said. Host Chris Matthews responded by claiming Swan has just said White House staff were finding Trump’s behavior disturbing and “unstable.”
“You just told me there are a reasonable number of people in the White House who think he’s unstable,” Matthews said.
“No, no, not 25th amendment,” Swan replied. “Michael Wolff says the 25th amendment is discussed everyday in the White House. Absolute nonsense. I’m telling you my reporting.”
Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post agreed with Swan’s assessment and said it was “ridiculous” to think of the 25th amendment as a viable option to remove Trump from office.
“I agree, the 25th amendment, it’s just not going to happen. It’s just ridiculous to assume, unless he starts barking at the moon,” Robinson said.
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