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Old 11-09-2019, 10:57 AM
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What an acting president can do legally and what they can do politically are two different things. Although an acting prez could start issuing executive orders that goes against the grain of the current administration's direction, he could get a lot of friction from WH staff, cabinet, Congress, etc.

Originally Posted by Whack-a-Mole View Post
Would an acting president be listed among the numbered presidents?
No; it's not a hypothetical. VP Bush was acting president when Reagan was shot.