25th Amendment Explainer: What Happens if Trump Is Deemed Unfit to Serve

It’s complicated, but our Constitution provides for continuity

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So what happens to the country if Trump gets really sick?

Is there any precedent for this?

So then Pence becomes president?

And if Trump is unable to send that letter?

This seems very complicated

So what happens to the election?

But what if he wins in this situation?

Ben Jacobs is a politics reporter based in Washington. Follow him on Twitter at @bencjacobs.

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