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Trump Can and Should Be Disqualified From Running for President Under the 14th Amendment<!-- wp:html --><p>Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast</p> <p>The “Disqualification Clause” found in Section 3 of the 14th Amendment fits <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/donald-j-trump">Donald J. Trump</a> like a glove.</p> <p>Or as political podcaster Allison Gill <a href="https://twitter.com/MuellerSheWrote/status/1689859668905259008?s=20">asked</a> on the social media platform <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/elon-musks-twitter-rebrand-as-x-gets-site-blocked-under-indonesia-porn-laws">formerly known as Twitter</a>: “if section 3 of the 14th amendment wasn’t designed for him, who was it designed for?”</p> <p>The historical answer to Gill’s query is, of course, that it was designed for <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/honoring-a-confederate-general-isnt-the-cancel-culture-hill-to-die-on?preview=true">Confederates</a> trying to get back into the federal government after losing the Civil War. And that very same historical context draws a direct analogy to Trump’s efforts to get back into the presidency after <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/joe-bidens-win-was-messybut-hes-heading-to-the-white-house">losing the 2020 election</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-can-and-should-be-disqualified-from-running-for-president-under-the-14th-amendment">Read more at The Daily Beast.</a></p><!-- /wp:html -->

Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast

The “Disqualification Clause” found in Section 3 of the 14th Amendment fits Donald J. Trump like a glove.

Or as political podcaster Allison Gill asked on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter: “if section 3 of the 14th amendment wasn’t designed for him, who was it designed for?”

The historical answer to Gill’s query is, of course, that it was designed for Confederates trying to get back into the federal government after losing the Civil War. And that very same historical context draws a direct analogy to Trump’s efforts to get back into the presidency after losing the 2020 election.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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