The New Yorker
Art Direction: Kara Haupt

In the hypothetical scenario in which Trump’s mental impairment warranted invoking the Twenty-fifth Amendment, that same impairment might also render him incapable of criminal intent. Aperformative contradiction is a statement whose effect goes against its intended meaning. A canonical example is Donald Trump’s January 6th tweet in which he insisted that he is a “very stable genius.

January 2018