President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the vice presidential debateHarris accuses Trump of promoting voter suppressionPence targets Biden over ISIS hostages, brings family of executed aid worker to debateMORE on Thursday responded to Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiFly lands on Pence’s head during VP debateOn The Money: Trump gambles with new stimulus strategy | Trump cannot block grand jury subpoena for his tax returns, court rules | Long-term jobless figures rise, underscoring economic painOvernight Health Care: Trump works from Oval Office after COVID-19 diagnosis | GOP frustrated by Trump’s messages on aid | Eli Lilly asks for emergency authorization of antibody treatment MORE (D-Calif.) bringing up the 25th Amendment, saying that she should be under investigation.
Pelosi teased that Democrats will hold an event on Friday to discuss the 25th Amendment over concerns about the presidents coronavirus diagnosis. She hinted that the discussion was tied to what she claimed was a lack of transparency from the White House on Trumps health.
Crazy Nancy is the one who should be under observation, Trump said on Twitter Thursday. They dont call her crazy for nothing.
Crazy Nancy is the one who should be under observation. They dont call her Crazy for nothing! https://t.co/7vE0Jvq0dM
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2020
The 25th Amendment outlines the presidential line of succession and authorizes the vice president and a majority of Cabinet members to declare the president unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.
Trump announced last Friday that he was diagnosed with the coronavirus, and reports surfaced Thursday that 34 White House staffers and other contacts have been infected with the virus in recent days.
The president spent the weekend at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he received various therapeutics including doses of Remdesivir, an anti-viral drug. He was also placed on supplemental oxygen.
He returned to the White House Monday, and has since released a string of videos on Twitter saying that he has begun feeling better.