Trump warns Biden, says 25th Amendment will 'come back to haunt' him: 'It is of zero risk to me'
'The 25th Amendment is of zero risk to me, but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration. As the expression goes, be careful what you wish for,' Trump said
Even as bipartisan support to remove him from office grows after he incited his supporters to storm the Capitol building on January 6, President Donald Trump brushed off concerns that the Democrats have called on the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment, on Tuesday, January 12.
The POTUS went about business as usual during his pre-scheduled visit to Alamo, Texas, a city in the Rio Grande Valley near the US-Mexican border, which is the site of the 450th mile of the border wall his administration is building. In his first public appearance since the insurrection in Washington DC, that left five people dead, he opened up about what he thought of Vice President Mike Pence being pressurized to act against him. "The 25th Amendment is of zero risk to me, but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration," Trump said. "As the expression goes, be careful what you wish for."
He also added that the impeachment efforts by the House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is the "continuation of the greatest and the most vicious witch hunt in the history of our country and is causing tremendous anger and division and pain — far greater than most people will ever understand, which is very dangerous for the U.S.A, especially at this very tender time."
President Trump: The 25th Amendment is of zero risk to me, but will come back to haunt the Biden administration pic.twitter.com/ZF4fFBlZcv— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) January 12, 2021
After a clip of his speech went viral on social media, people were quick to call out the president, saying that he appeared to be making threats against President-elect Joe Biden. "That's a threat," one of them said while another wrote, "Sounds like a threat." A third commented, "That is a veiled threat." One more remarked, "Yeah...that’s threatening." Another quipped, "Welp there goes that unity bit. lol."
The next reacted with, "That's not vague. How dare he!" A commenter tweeted, "So he is already emboldened!" One more said, "This comment is very foreboding and dark..." Another commented, "He's up to something. he's way too calm." One of them remarked, "He’s threatening Joe with the 25th...he will have no say in that ever so I think he’s just grasping at straws at this point."
That's a threat.— Usagi (@cryptidusagi) January 12, 2021
Sounds like a threat.— Mia Carlson (@MiaCarlsonWA) January 12, 2021
That is a veiled threat.— Maid in Michigan (@CynthiaAnn47) January 12, 2021
Yeah...that’s threatening— Mandy (@MandyFerber) January 12, 2021
welp there goes that unity bit. lol— ✊🏾Kenny Purnell✊🏾 (@kjpstorm) January 12, 2021
That's not vague. How dare he! 😡— Lostintime 🌊🐝💙💛 (@blue_jay1) January 12, 2021
So he is already emboldened!— KSW (@kswise56) January 12, 2021
This comment is very foreboding and dark...— Dean Purdie (@DeanPurdie) January 13, 2021
he's up to something. he's way too calm.— uncomfortablyNumb (@charlieebirch) January 12, 2021
He’s threatening Joe with the 25th...he will have no say in that ever so I think he’s just grasping at straws at this point 🙄— EJ Kimberlin, MEd, WEAR A DAMN MASK (@iKimberLion) January 12, 2021
Before heading to the Mexico border wall, Trump made similar comments. As we reported earlier, Trump told reporters outside the White House, “We want no violence. Never violence." As talks of his removal are ensuing, the Republican leader called his impeachment a "continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics," a White House correspondent for Cheddar stated. "I think it’s causing tremendous anger," he added, before saying, it is "ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous".
But a report has claimed that if the 25th Amendment is invoked to impeach Trump, a “huge uprising” can happen in Washington, DC, by an armed group. An FBI daily bulletin mentioned that officers have received information that if “Congress attempts to remove Potus via the 25th Amendment a huge uprising will occur”. "Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the US Capitol from 17 January through 20 January," the bulletin added.