A G-7 ally is Trump's warning that he could try to bypass Mike Pence and name his daughter Ivanka Trump as incumbent president.
Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman reported:
In Trumpworld, the shock of Trump's hospitalization gives way to desperation over his prospects in the upcoming election. "They all know it's over," said a Republican close to the campaign. "This is getting out of hand," said a former west wing official.
America's closest allies now also entertain wild scenarios. An outside White House adviser told me that a senior government official from a G7 country had asked him if Trump would try to appoint Ivanka as president instead of Mike Pence. "He's broken every norm so far, so they think anything is possible," the source said.
The way Trump could name Ivanka Trump as president would be to force Mike Pence to step down as vice president and name his daughter as his new vice president.
The likelihood of this happening is close to zero. Mike Pence may be a boring pile of mashed potatoes, but this pile of mashed potatoes burns to be president. So the chance of Pence stepping down is exactly zero, but U.S. allies who have seen Trump up close have no doubt that Ivanks is the kid he wants to see in the White House.
Trump is desperate to stay in power, and if he thought installing Ivanka Trump in the Oval Office would do it, he'd do it in a second.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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