Professor Who Predicted Donald Trump Win, Just Predicted His Impeachment
The "Prediction Professor" has accurately forecasted every presidential election since 1984.
A political historian known as the "Prediction Professor" whose record in forecasting election results has predicted the past nine presidents of our country has now given us another prediction. According to him, Donald Trump won't last log. Not even until his first term.
"My prediction is, based on my gut, that there's a very good chance that Donald Trump could face impeachment," Allan Lichtman told CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront.
The American University professor went on to explain his belief that Trump is "fast and loose with the law," might cause him to do something unpredictable that could get him in trouble once he's in the Oval Office. When Burnett questioned this prediction, based on the fact that Republicans currently hold the majority in both the House and Senate and therefore shouldn't want to impeach him, Lichtman responded that Trump is still considered a "loose cannon" by many members of the Republican party. His VP Mike Pence could look like a better option to them.
"The Republicans are nervous about Donald Trump," Lichtman said. "He is a loose canon. Nobody knows what he really believes or really where he stands. He can't be controlled. The Republicans would vastly prefer to have Mike Pence, an absolutely predictable down-the-pipe conservative Republican."
According to CNN, Lichtman has accurately called every presidential election since 1984, including Trump's victory last week. While he normally uses a set of 13 true or false statements to determine which party he believes will win the White House, in the case of Trump, he simply went with his "instinct."