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Just in case Trump were to leave office any time soon, here’s a list of his successors, as outlined in The Succession Act 1947.
Obviously, Trump's presidency is going really, really smoothly with absolutely no troubles.
That Iran nuclear deal looks to have been a top bit of business from the POTUS, ish, but that FBI investigation isn't exactly going away.
Whether Trump will get impeached remains to be seen - but no one was ever hurt by thinking hypothetically.
Should Trump get the boot we would be faced with Vice President Mike Pence (and his rabbit) in the Oval Office.
Arrangements handling any further than that have changed over time – and throughout US history, the line of succession has never gone further than the vice president.
That being said only two Presidents have ever been successfully impeached: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, both of which were acquitted of the charges held against them by a Senate trial.
While Richard Nixon was also impeached, hechose to resign rather than face the charges.
Anyway, should we reach this scenario with Trump, here is the current list, in order, of the people that will succeed him.
1. Vice President Pence
2. House Speaker, Paul Ryan
3. President pro tempore of the Senate, Orrin Hatch
4. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo
5. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin
6. Defense Secretary, James Mattis
7. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions
8. Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke
9. Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue
10. Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross
11. Labor Secretary, Alex Acosta
12. Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex M. Azar II
13. Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Ben Carson
14. Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao
15. Energy Secretary, Rick Perry
16. Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos
17. Veteran Affairs Secretary, Robert Wilkie
18. Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen