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With over 1,000 people lost to coronavirus per day, Donald Trump is still incapable of organizing a national emergency program to deal with the tragedy.

With unemployment rates hitting 14.7% in April, Donald Trump still cannot gather the moral fortitude to agree to give unemployed workers $600 per week.

With the GNP falling 32.9% in the second quarter of this year, Donald Trump is still incapable of organizing a national infrastructure plan to do what the government can do to deal with unemployment and growth.

Of the many questions in foreign policy, the Trump administration should at least be asked, "On whose authority did Michael Flynn assure Ambassador Kislyak that it would be OK for Russia to occupy Crimea?"

Donald Trump has serially bankrupted each and every one of his private businesses: Are we ready to let him bankrupt the country?

This bankruptcy does not involve only people and dollars; it ultimately involves our moral fiber.

Notwithstanding our deep congenital flaws, foreigners used to stand in awe of our struggle for an ever-expanding sense of democracy and justice. No more. Foreigners now laugh at us; they pity us.

Indeed, the country is too consumed with the short-term politics--on both sides, on both sides--to be paying serious attention to any long-term constructive measure whatsoever.

As widely recognized, Donald Trump is a bully. A bully is unable to stop himself or, sadly, herself. A bully must be stopped by others.

The Framers of the Constitution foresaw the need to remove a despot; they established the impeachment procedures. We pursued this avenue, but Republican Senators, with just one partial exception, opted to favor party over nation.

A similar measure, the 25th Amendment, is unlikely to be called into action. It was designed for a physical or mental debilitation of the President, not for moral (and political) debilitation. Worse still, members of Donald Trump's administration, for whatever good reason, have facilitated the actions of the President; they are not likely to admit their own errors.

What is left, then? The best is left. All it takes to reverse the dangerous slide of the nation into the nether world of negativity is for five brave Republican Senators to respectfully ask President Trump to resign--for his own good, the good of the nation, and for the good of the Republican Party.

August Republican Senators might want to take this step before the GOP National Convention, soon thereafter, or, if Donald Trump is reelected, the afternoon of the inauguration.

All these five Senators need to do is to check with Mr. Trump whether he is aware that, after asking for Russia's help on Mrs. Clinton's 30,000 missing emails on July 27, 2016, he committed perjury on inauguration day, while he swore to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic". Perjury is a federal criminal offense.

If that offense does not count, are not the current attempts to undermine the electoral process serious violations of the Constitution?

Who are these five Senators? With my scant knowledge of the field, I can identify them in this order.

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