How much crazier can the American presidential election become?

So Donald J Trump has contracted Covid-19. This is hardly surprising given the lack of precautions that he has routinely followed. But what happens now?

His symptoms could be mild or even none. But ..

If Trump becomes severely ill, he may temporarily transfer power to the vice-president under the 25th Amendment of the US constitution – and reclaim authority when he deems himself fit to serve. If both Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence are incapacitated, then the House speaker, the Democrat Nancy Pelosi, would be next in the line of succession.

Such a scenario occurred in the television series “The West Wing”.

Just saying.


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