As Joe Biden gets closer and closer to clinching the Democratic nomination for President nominee, Republicans everywhere, especially those surrounding President Trump, have begun taking increased efforts to paint him as senile and corrupt.
Of course, some attacks are less effective than others.
When Eric Trump, the President's son, appeared on Fox News, he told the show's hosts that if his father committed the same gaffes as Joe Biden, Congress would invoke the 25th article of the Constitution.
The only problem is that there is, of course, no Article 25 of the Constitution.
“If my father was making the same gaffes as he was, they would literally invoke article 25 of the uhhhh” https://t.co/Ex9p2criyL— Acyn (@Acyn)1583883527.0
Eric was likely referring to the 25th Amendment, which places the power of the President in the hands of the Vice-President if the President is unfit for office.
Eric Trump: "If my father was making the same gaffes as he was, they would literally invoke Article 25 of the...I m… https://t.co/wZCce4yKQx— Edward Hardy (@Edward Hardy)1583884800.0
Just like his dad. https://t.co/no3xppmVt0— Stephanie Cutter (@Stephanie Cutter)1583888125.0
People on Twitter couldn't help but cringe over the clip.
Almost as if he realized halfway through the sentence... https://t.co/geskiPGSkB— Matt Wilstein (@Matt Wilstein)1583883897.0
When incredibly dumb people pretend to be smart ... When you're on Fox they let you do it. https://t.co/LCFjayq2V3— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@Khashoggi’s Ghost)1583884928.0
i am so tired https://t.co/kuLfomCaFh— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis)1583891762.0
This was certainly not Eric's best moment.
@EdwardTHardy https://t.co/kPyFPgqts3— Vaccinated...Actually (@Vaccinated...Actually)1583890561.0
The bigger question many people had, however, is how Eric could possibly think his father WASN'T committing gaffes on a daily basis.
@Acyn "If"?— JRehling (@JRehling)1583897191.0
@Acyn They've been trying to do that since he was inaugurated— GUCCI JD MBA MPP M.ECON HOPEFULLY PhD ECONOMICS (@GUCCI JD MBA MPP M.ECON HOPEFULLY PhD ECONOMICS)1583940982.0
President Trump is kind of the king of gaffes.
The 25th Amendment has been on the forefront of everyone's minds since the beginning of his Presidency.
Article 25? https://t.co/Yg8OXo1oyv— Paul Samuel (@Paul Samuel)1583904635.0
@EdwardTHardy https://t.co/3h4iptaE6r— gmcustodio (@gmcustodio)1583885723.0
Donald Trump has done little to calm those calling for his removal.
In a crisis, you’re credibility is all you got and, after 16,000+ lies to the American people, Trump has none. The… https://t.co/2tEsxUGaOT— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1584016529.0
3 things that will slow down the spreading of Coronavirus. 1. Hand washing vigorously with regular soap. 2. Sel… https://t.co/XEzlb2hnBl— MikeFarb (@MikeFarb)1583867328.0
Life in the Trump era is just a series of interludes between days when #25thAmendment is trending https://t.co/9DehGAJZPD— James Slattery (@James Slattery)1583769795.0
You might want to check your constitutional knowledge before attempting to break it out on TV, Eric.
If not, you may end up hurting your dad's case more than helping it.