Zachary Piaker  //  1/14/18  //  Topic Update


Commentators on the right and left react to questions about the President’s mental fitness, compiled at the New York Times.

  • The White House is struggling to quell the questioning (WaPo).
  • Reports that the President usually only works on official business from 11am to 6pm suggest a lack of interest in and fitness for the role, argues Aaron Blake at the Washington Post.
  • The President’s physical won’t tell you much about his mental health, explain Dan Diamond and Adam Cancryn at Politico.

Neither impeachment nor the 25th Amendment will remove President Trump from office, argues Michael Dorf at Take Care.

The 25th Amendment likely will not be invoked to remove the president, explains Josh Gerstein at Politico.

The 25th Amendment doesn’t apply to Trump, regardless of what he tweets, writes Joshua Zeitz at Politico.

House Democrats are pushing for subpoenas targeting President Trump’s private company’s operations (Politico).


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