Donald Trump is the President of the United States.
Yeah, I know.
But no matter what you think of that fact, the fact remains that it is a fact. He was elected by a majority in the Electoral College, and his election was certified by Congress. He was sworn in, and in that moment, his arc as president fell under an umbrella of laws set down by the writers of the Constitution, and refined over the centuries.
There are five ways for a president to lose their status as president. They can:
- be voted out of office in the ensuing election
- die in office
- be impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate
- be removed by the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet via the 25th Amendment
Donald Trump will be in office unless one of these things happens.
Or, maybe the Supreme Court will just nullify the whole thing as Trump is buried under a blizzard of indictments and arrest warrants.