Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon believes President Donald Trump only has a 30 per cent chance of making it through a full four-year term, according to a new report.
Bannon reportedly warned Trump earlier this year that the biggest threat to his presidency was the 25th Amendment, which would allow his Cabinet to vote him out of office.
The amendment allows the Cabinet to remove a president if physical or mental health impairs him or her from performing the daily duties of the office.
Steve Bannon reportedly warned Donald Trump earlier this year that the biggest threat to his presidency was the 25th Amendment, which would allow his Cabinet to vote him out of office
Trump reportedly asked Bannon what the 25th Amendment was after the former chief strategist made his claim
Bannon told Trump, who fired the chief strategist in August, that the 25th Amendment could be more of a threat than impeachment by Congress, sources told Vanity Fair.
Trump responded by asking, 'What's that?' the insiders said.
Bannon has since left the White House and returned to the helm of Breitbart News.
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The Constitution's 25th Amendment created a system for replacing the president and vice president in case of death, removal, resignation or incapacitation.
It also states that, if the vice president 'and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide' declare that the president is unable to perform his duties, the vice president will assume powers as an acting president.
Bannon's comments were revealed shortly after Rep Sen Bob Corker said on Twitter that the White House had turned into an 'adult day care'
The amendment was formed after the assassination of President John F Kennedy in 1963.
Bannon's comments were revealed shortly after Rep Sen Bob Corker said on Twitter that the White House had turned into an 'adult day care'.
Trump then erroneously blamed the senator for the Iran nuclear deal and dismissed him as "liddle'" Corker.
White House insiders also told Vanity Fair that Trump was 'unstable', 'losing a step' and 'unraveling'.
He recently told security chief Keith Schiller, 'I hate everyone in the White House! There are a few exceptions, but I hate them!' the insiders said.
A White House official denied that Trump had made the statement.