The US President is considered as the most powerful man in the world. The current President Donald Trump has been infected by Covid 19 coronavirus.He has been admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, leaving the super power in a state of crisis.
Timing of Trump,74 , getting infected with coronavirus and admitted to hospital could not have been worse- the US is the worst affected country by the deadly pandemic; its economy is in a shambles and the President is taken ill in the midst of the Presidential elections, due on November 3, 2020. The first lady Melania Trump,50, has also been tested Covid 19 positive.
What is the Constitutional position if the US President falls ill and is not able to function?
According to the USAGov website, ” The president of the United States is the head of state of the U.S., the chief executive of the federal government, and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The United States was the first nation to create the office of president as the head of state in a modern republic”.
The 45th and current president of the United States is Donald J. Trump. He was sworn in on January 20, 2017.
Vice President of the United States
The vice president of the United States of America is the president of the Senate, and takes over the role of president if the president is unable to perform his or her duties. The vice president will become president if:
The president dies;The president resigns;The president is temporarily incapacitated
The vice president and a majority of the Cabinet judge that the president is no longer able to discharge the duties of the presidency
Current Vice President
The 48th and current vice president of the United States is Michael R. Pence. He was sworn in for a four-year term on January 20, 2017. Fortunately, he has been tested Covid 19 negatie.