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Trump Could Be Impeached For CNN Wrestling Clip (Video)

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter to take yet another stab at the media (video below), and now, some are saying that a clause in the Constitution could enable him to be impeached because of it.

A video of Trump's 2007 WWE appearance began circulating throughout social media on July 2. The video was edited to have the CNN logo placed over Vince McMahon, and then Trump is seen wrestling to the ground, Romper reported.

The video clip somehow got the attention of the president, who then decided to share it on his own personal Twitter account. The clip was even retweeted on Trump's official presidential account, which is controlled by the White House.

Reactions to the video clip were mixed among social media users. While some found the video amusing, others thought the president could be inciting violence against the media.

"Finally! A conservative President that doesn't take s**t from ANYONE!" wrote one user.

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"Are Americans really proud their president watches five hours of cable news a day, tweets and plays golf every weekend? Wow," wrote another.

"Yes I'm very proud of our President," responded another user.

"To celebrate Independence Day our 'president' incites [physical] violence against the press. THIS.IS.NOT.NORMAL," another commenter wrote.

"Is this man really our president? to quote [Sarah Huckabee] 'we are living in the Twilight Zone' in full technicolor," wrote another.

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Some Trump critics have even called for impeachment in response to the president's tweets. They are citing a little-known clause in the Constitution which allows for the removal of a president who is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office."

The fourth clause of the Constitution's 25th Amendment states:

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

A total of 25 Democrats are backing the bill based on this Constitutional clause, according to Yahoo! News. The bill would create an Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity, which would examine the president's behavior and decide whether he is competent to be in the Oval Office.

Despite the backing of the bill, impeachment is still considered a long shot. The bill would only lead to impeachment if Vice President Mike Pence and the majority of Trump's Cabinet or Congress signs off on it.

Sources: Romper, Donald J. Trump/Twitter, Yahoo! News / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr (23)

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