By Alexis Dymek
Previous Obama admiration official, Rosa Brooks, proposed four ways to “get rid” of President Trump in an editorial oddly titled, “3 Ways to Get Rid
of President Trump Before 2020,” penned for Foreign Policy
From 2009-2001, Brooks served as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and as a senior adviser at Obama’s
State Department. She now serves as the Schwartz senior fellow at New America Foundation, which is funded by billionaire George Soro’s Open Society Foundation.
Throughout the article, Brooks repeatedly mentioned Trump’s mental stability claiming that, “yes, he is as crazy as everyone feared.” She then listed four ways to get rid of a “crummy” president:
- Elect him out of office after his four-year term. “ the world can just wait patiently for November 2020… American voters will presumably have come to their senses and be prepared to throw the bum out,” she wrote.
- However, she pointed out that, “impeachments take time: months, if not longer — even with an enthusiastic Congress. And when you have a lunatic controlling the nuclear codes, even a few months seems like a perilously long time to wait.”
- Using the claim of mental instability to resort to the 25th Amendment of the Constitution, which sets the path for the removal of the POTUS if the “president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
- A military coup. “The fourth possibility is one that until recently I would have said was unthinkable in the United States of America: a military coup, or at least a refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders.”
During the 2016 presidential campaign, opponents of Trump similarly attempted to delegitimize his policies by raising questions concerning his mental health. This theme has followed Trump into his first two weeks in office.
For example, the Independent newspaper ran a story this week that also attempted to diagnose Trump. It was titled, “’Malignant narcissism’: Donald Trump displays classic traits of mental illness, claim psychologists.” The article
similarly cited mental health professionals commenting on Trump’s alleged psychological disorder.
First, it was Madonna who made a statement that she would bomb the White House in response to a Trump presidency. Then a Times columnist, India Knight, called for the assassination of Trump. Now there is an ex-Obama official suggesting “military coup” against the President of the United States.