The author added that Trump’s successes while in office aren’t a credit to him. Rather, they came “despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.”
Finally, the author wrote that “there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment” because of the president’s “instability.”
The 25th Amendment provides for the possibility of the vice president to carry out the duties of president if the elected president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” The vice president and a majority of the cabinet would need to vote yes to invoke the amendment.
Reactions from the Administration
Trump spoke about the New York Times editorial Wednesday, saying, “They don’t like Donald Trump and I don’t like them.”
He tweeted Wednesday night that if “the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called on the “coward” writer to “do the right thing and resign.”