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How to Remove Trump

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Hey, America as a whole is abandoning him. Trump's approval hit an all-time low of 34 percent last week.

Even parts of his base are dropping him. A new News/Marist poll shows his approvals have fallen below 40 percent in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- three states that were key to his election, which he won by a whisker.

Inside the administration, there are moves to contain and isolate the manchild.

On foreign policy, the Axis of Adults -- Chief of staff General John Kelly, national security advisor General H.R. McMaster, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson -- are asserting tighter control, especially after Trump's tweetstorm over North Korea.

Reportedly, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner are stepping up attempts to constrain him as well.

"You have no idea how much crazy stuff we kill," another White House aide told Axios's Mike Allen.

Plus, Stephen Bannon is gone.

All this means that, although Trump will still hold the title of President, he's on the way to being effectively removed from the presidency. Neutered. Defanged.

We're not out of danger. Trump will continue to rant and fume. He'll insult. He'll stoke racial tensions. He could still start a nuclear war.

But, hopefully, he won't be able to exercise much presidential power from here on. He's being ostracized like a obnoxious adolescent who's been grounded.

When the media stop reporting his tweets, his isolation and irrelevance will be complete.

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Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, has a new film, "Inequality for All," to be released September 27. He blogs at www.robertreich.org.

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