Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) unveiled plans to create a congressional commission to look at whether the president is fit to hold office under the 25th Amendment.
However, President Donald Trump has made it clear that he believes that it’s the House speaker’s mental competence that should be examined.
“I don’t think she could pass basic aptitude tests, personally. I really don’t. I don’t believe it,” the New York Post quoted Trump as telling Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday.
Trump: Pelosi’s real target is Biden
“I think she’s talking about Joe Biden, because to be honest with you, he’s the one that’s got the problem and it’s obvious to anybody that watches him speak,” Trump went on.
This wasn’t the first time that the president has suggested that his Democratic rival is the real target of the Democrat’s 25th Amendment proposal, suggesting that he will be usurped in office by running mate Kamala Harris.
“Crazy Nancy Pelosi is looking at the 25th Amendment in order to replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris,” Trump said in a tweet on Oct. 9. He added, “The Dems want that to happen fast because Sleepy Joe is out of it!!!”
The president went on to make similar remarks during an interview on conservative talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh’s program later in the day.
Trump: “Joe shouldn’t be a candidate”
“Let’s assume the Democrats are gonna vote for, you know, sleepy Joe, which is ridiculous because Joe shouldn’t be a candidate,” he said, according to the Post.
Trump went on to contend that former vice president “is in no condition to be a candidate,” insisting, “We can say it nicely or we can say it badly.”
“The 25th Amendment that crazy Nancy’s playing around with — she’s gone crazy, she’s a nut job — but this 25th Amendment, I think they put it in so they can get Kamala in,” he contiuued.
Pelosi herself has acknowledged that the bill she put forward is not directed towards Trump, stating at a press conference last Friday, “This is not about President Trump.”
“He will face the judgment of the voters, but he shows the need for us to create a process for future presidents,” the veteran California Democrat told reporters.