Vice President Mike Pence could effectively and immediately fire President Trump by convincing a handful of Trump’s Cabinet to invoke Article 4 of the 25th Amendment. By the time Trump appealed, he would already be out of office. Congressional Democrats are publicly urging Pence to take this step — in fact, if he does not, the House will impeach Trump for a second time.
There would be something remarkably neat about Pence being acting president for one week. Trump’s term ending with an acting president would be a poetic finale for a man who prefers his Cabinet not hindered by Senate confirmation.