's cabinet is operating under a de facto 25th Amendment, report says

President Donald 's cabinet is unlikely to remove him from office in the final days of his term, but the White House is operating under a 'de facto 25th Amendment' with cabinet members essentially ignoring , a reporter claims.

Several top cabinet members are vowing to remain in the administration through January 20, when 's term ends, but are 'operating as if he is not the president,' administration officials told Axios reporter Jonathan Swan. 

'The reality is, based on my reporting over the last 48 hours, is the idea of a 25th Amendment, while it was raised in the heat of Wednesday, it was never seen as a serious possibility by members of the cabinet,' Swan told MSNBC.

'But what has happened instead is kind of a de facto 25th Amendment,' Swan added of 's cabinet. 'They are operating as if he is not the president, many of these senior officials, ignoring him and staying away from the West Wing, staying away from him hoping that he doesn't call.'

'But what has happened instead is kind of a de facto 25th Amendment,' reporter Jonathan Swan (above) said of Trump's cabinet. 'They are operating as if he is not the president

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'But what has happened instead is kind of a de facto 25th Amendment,' reporter Jonathan Swan (above) said of 's cabinet. 'They are operating as if he is not the president

Several top cabinet members are vowing to remain in the administration through January 20, when Trump's term ends, but are said to be 'operating as if he is not the president'

Several top cabinet members are vowing to remain in the administration through January 20, when 's term ends, but are said to be 'operating as if he is not the president'

Swan said that the situation 'raises really uncomfortable questions about the chain of command and where we're at right now with the government.' 

He said that cabinet members are 'just continuing to run their agencies and run the government without his involvement.'

'And with a steely — and much more steely now — resolve that should he issue any orders that they deem dangerous or unlawful, they will flatly refuse those orders. That's where we're at,' he added. 

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigned in disgust after 's loyalist rioted at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, leaving a police officer and four others dead in the chaos.

Other top cabinet members are vowing to stay on to prevent from taking dangerous actions in his remaining days in the White House.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intends to finish out the term, a source briefed on his thinking told Axios.  

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly intends to finish out the term, at the urging of Senate Republicans who want to ensure guardrails in Trump's final days

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly intends to finish out the term, at the urging of Senate Republicans who want to ensure guardrails in 's final days

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was said to be among those cabinet members considering invoking the 25th Amendment, but this is seen as unworkable by members

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was said to be among those cabinet members considering invoking the 25th Amendment, but this is seen as unworkable by members

 National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone have also been urged by Senate Republicans to remain in office for the sake of national security.

With just 11 days left in 's term, cabinet members are said to view

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