The set of “Morning Joe” offered some righteous indignation Wednesday morning, one day after President Donald Trump called adult actress Stormy Daniels “horseface”
While there was broad denunciation on set, it was Mika Brzezinski who went one step further, saying the moment once again suggested that the billionaire should be removed from office — even if it meant invoking the 25th amendment.
“This one of the many, many, many ways this president has shown us that he is not fit, possibly not even well and I don’t even understand the people in this administration taking matters into their own hands and trying to sort of stick it out,” said Brzezinski.
“At some point you are working for a president who is not fit to lead, who is going to do something crazy in five minutes, one hour, tonight or tomorrow, like what more do you need to hear from him to start thinking 25th amendment or something else.”
The 25th amendment to the constitution allows for the removal of the president from office if the vice president and a majority of the cabinet agree that he is unfit to continue serving. It has often been floated as a nuclear option by Never Trump Republicans and on the sets of left leaning cable news shows.
There is at least some active opposition to Trump operating even within his own White House, a faction that became broadly known to the public after one of them published an anonymous Op-Ed in the New York Times in September.
“The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making,” wrote the anonymous official. “I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”