WASHINGTON: A political historian known as the “Prediction Professor” for his flawless record in forecasting election results has now made another surprising prediction — that Donald Trump will be impeached during his term.
“My prediction is, based on my gut, that there’s a very good chance that Donald Trump could face impeachment,” Allan Lichtman said during an interview with CNN.
The American University professor went on to explain his belief that Trump is “fast and loose with the law,” and as a result, might do something unpredictable that could get him in trouble once he’s in the Oval Office.
When Burnett countered that Republicans currently hold the majority in both the House and Senate and therefore shouldn’t want to impeach him, Lichtman responded that Trump was still considered a “loose cannon” by many members of the Republican party.
“The Republicans are nervous about Donald Trump,” he 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.”