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  • "Morning" Joe Scarborough: "The arc of this narrative keeps getting worse. People on the inside say he keeps getting worse ... This is not, unfortunately, a learning curve. ... This is a man in decline."
  • David Ignatius column in WashPost, "Trump's presidency is beginning to unravel": "Observing this White House ... is sometimes like watching a horror movie. The 'good guys' ... keep falling through trap doors. National security adviser H.R. McMaster ... struggled ... to defend Trump's actions in disclosing terrorism information."
  • N.Y. Times conservative columnist Ross Douthat, "The 25th Amendment Solution to Remove Trump": "[T]he 25th Amendment to the Constitution ... allows for the removal of the president if a majority of the cabinet informs the Congress that he is 'unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office' and (should the president contest his own removal) a two-thirds vote by Congress confirms the cabinet's judgment."

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