Trump claims House Dems’ presidential capacity bill is about replacing Joe Biden with Kamala Harris

President hits back at proposed commission by pitting Democrats against one another

John T. Bennett
Washington Bureau Chief
Friday 09 October 2020 17:05 BST
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Donald Trump on Friday contended a new House Democratic bill intended to determine if future presidents are so impaired they should be removed from office is really about replacing a potential President Joe Biden with his running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris.

The president made the claim in a tweet after Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters the legislation would apply to Mr Trump only if he wins a second term next month. "This is not about President Trump,” she said. “He will face the judgment of the voters."

In the tweet, the president wrote:L “‘Crazy Nancy Pelosi is looking at the 25th Amendment in order to replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris. The Dems want that to happen fast because Sleepy Joe is out of it!!!’”

Democrats said Friday that Mr Trump’s powerful and experimental cocktail of an aggressive antibody drug and a powerful steroid might be causing him to act even more brash than usual.

“There are those who believe that taking certain medications can impair judgement,” she said.

But when it comes to the president’s post-hospitalisation screeds of all-capital-letters tweets and his often-angry comments during Fox News call-in interviews, and three White House-produced videos declaring God gave him the virus so he could find what is an unproven “cure,” she offered this assessment: “I don’t know.

Ms Pelosi made clear voters will decide Mr Trump’s fate. Read more about House Democrats’ proposed commission on presidential impairment here.

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