President Trump’s opponents will try to oust him from office by insisting he’s become incapacitated by Alzheimer’s disease, according to his former campaign adviser.
Roger Stone, a longtime Republican operative and once a member of Mr. Trump’s 2016 White House run, predicted the alleged plan to impeach the president in a YouTube video uploaded Monday evening amid an avalanche of damaging new reports involving the Trump administration, its relationship with Russia and a related FBI probe.
“They are going to claim that Donald Trump has Alzheimer’s and that it is progressive and that is the source of his insanity,” Mr. Stone said. “I have talked to the president fairly recently. He is as sharp as a tack. There is no evidence of any deterioration in his thought process.
“This is completely bogus, but under the 25th Amendment, if a majority of the Cabinet, plus the vice president, agree that the president is incapacitated, well then, he is removed, and if he seeks to fight the charges, it goes to the U.S. House of Representatives, where erosion among Republicans could destroy the Trump presidency,” Mr. Stone added.
Indeed, Democrats and Republicans alike have distanced themselves from the White House in recent days following Mr. Trump’s abrupt firing of former FBI Director James Comey on May 9 amid the latter’s role in investigation allegations of possible collusion between the Russian government and Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.