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Trump reportedly ‘furious’ after calls to kick him out of office trend on Twitter
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Trump’s favorite social network is being used against him.
But his favorite social media platform is also full of people who aren’t very pleased with his actions in office. Two hashtags, #25thAmendementNow and #25thAmendment, rocketed up the list of trending topics on Sunday and the frenzy poured over into Monday morning, reportedly making Trump “furious.”
🔥🔥WH source: Trump was FURIOUS to learn calls to remove him from office by invoking #25thAmendment are trending on Twitter. Hit a raw nerve.
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) July 3, 2017
There’s good reason Trump would be furious about people tweeting about the 25th Amendment—it’s calling for him to be kicked out of office.
The 25th Amendment is not the same as impeachment. The amendment’s primary purpose is to lay out the rules for what happens if a president or vice president suddenly leaves office, either because of resignation, death, or incapacitation. Buried within the 25th Amendment is Article 4, which empowers the vice president and a majority of Congress or the president’s cabinet to oust the president if he is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
Many Trump critics have viewed his recent activity on Twitter as evidence that he is not mentally fit to serve as president.
Calls for Trump’s impeachment have been a steady drumbeat for weeks, particularly in light of his firing of former FBI Director James Comey amid the agency’s investigation into Russian ties with his campaign and interference in the election.
While impeachment is an unlikely outcome of Trump’s presidency considering the current makeup of Congress, that hasn’t stopped betting websites from trying to predict the likeliness of his presidency ending early.
The newest call for impeachment followed his tweet about CNN, using a GIF of him body slamming someone during is WWE days with the news station’s logo superimposed on the person’s body. Many people interpreted the tweet as encouraging violence against the media.
Here’s a look at some of the #25thAmendementNow and #25thAmendment chatter on Twitter.
— Delilah's Mama (@delilahs_mama_) July 3, 2017
The greatest 4th of July celebration for the USA would be the enactment of the #25thAmendment
— Occasional Opinion (@occasionalop) July 3, 2017
— Michael Christiansen (@MIC_CPH) July 3, 2017
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) July 2, 2017
Dear World, Please don't judge us by the madman who's taken over our highest office. We'll fix this. Sincerely, -America #25thAmendment
— Dr. DaShanne Stokes (@DaShanneStokes) July 2, 2017
— activistDCmom (@activistDCmom) July 3, 2017
— Emily Smith (@Soprano_Smith) July 3, 2017
— Denise Adams (@elevenstars) July 3, 2017
— WhomanDK (@HelleWiedemannZ) July 3, 2017
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).