Nancy Pelosi hints at possibility of push to invoke 25th Amendment amid concerns over Trump's health
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House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pointed out the possibility of pushing for the 25th amendment to be invoked after President Donald Trump's illness.
At her weekly press conference, California lawmakers announced that she and her Democratic counterparts will be discussing the 25th Amendment on Friday amid concerns about the president's condition grow.
"Tomorrow, by the way, tomorrow, come here tomorrow. We're going to talk about the 25th amendment. But don't divert attention from what we have now," she said.
The senior democrat also discussed another key issue that she and other democratic lawmakers raised. Although Trump tested positive more than a week ago, the White House has not yet revealed when the president's last negative COVID test took place - an important piece of information needed for contact tracing. Pelosi also expressed concern about the Trump administration's lack of transparency regarding the president's illness and the coronavirus outbreak in the White House.
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"I'm not talking about it today except to tell you if you want to talk about it, I'll see you tomorrow," she said. “But you get me back to my point, Mr. President, when was the last time you had a negative test before you tested positive? Why is the White House not telling the country this important fact about how this is a white hotspot made house? "
Although asked for more details on the upcoming Democratic discussions, Pelosi said more information would be released tomorrow. Pelosi's remarks are found amid Trump's questionable behavior and impulsive actions that have deeply affected several areas of government.
The stock market crashed on Tuesday afternoon because Trump abruptly ended business negotiations. More than 30 White House officials also tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Despite the outbreak, Trump continues to push for normal business. Still positive, the President has returned to the White House.
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While hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for a suspected severe coronavirus hospital, Trump made it clear that there would be no transfer of power to Vice President Mike Pence. Even now, the president is reportedly still making decisions while taking medication. Following Trump's announcement to end negotiations, Pelosi also expressed concern about his ability to make informed decisions during treatment.
Trump insists he feels "great" now, but he's still confined to the White House.
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