US professor who predicted Donald Trump’s win says he will be impeached

He said he is "quite certain" Trump will give "someone grounds for impeachment, either by doing something that endangers national security or because it helps his pocketbook."

By: PTI | New York | Published:November 12, 2016 4:04 pm
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A US-based professor, who was among the few prognosticators who had predicted Donald Trump’s victory, has made another stunning prediction that he will be eventually impeached by a Republican Congress and replaced by a leader who can be trusted and controlled. Professor Allan Lichtman has predicted that if elected, Trump (70) would eventually be impeached by a Republican Congress that would prefer a President like Mike Pence — someone whom establishment Republicans know and trust, the Washington Post reported.

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“I’m going to make another prediction. This one is not based on a system; it’s just my gut. They don’t want Trump as president, because they can’t control him. He’s unpredictable. They’d love to have Pence — an absolutely down-the-line, conservative, controllable Republican,” Lichtman said.

He said he is “quite certain” Trump will give “someone grounds for impeachment, either by doing something that endangers national security or because it helps his pocketbook.”

The stunning prediction is similar to what an op-ed columnist for the New York Times David Brooks said about Trump’s future within the next year.

“Trump’s bigotry, dishonesty and promise-breaking will have to be denounced. We can’t go morally numb. But he needs to be replaced with a program that addresses the problems that fueled his ascent. After all, the guy will probably resign or be impeached within a year. The future is closer than you think,” Brooks said in an NYT column.

The Washington Post report said few prognosticators had predicted a victory for Trump and polls had shown Hillary Clinton comfortably ahead with much of America failing to anticipate the wave of pro-Trump support that propelled him to victory.

Lichtman however had insisted that Trump would win due to the idea that elections are “primarily a reflection on the performance of the party in power.”

Lichtman uses a historically based system of what he calls “keys” to predict election results ahead of time. He had outlined how President Barack Obama’s second term set the Democrats up for a tight race, and his keys tipped the balance in Trump’s favor.

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    ak dev
    Nov 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm
    Trump and Modi should join hands to defeat the terrorism, world's number 1 enemy. Secilars and Lefties are allies of terrorists and should be thrown into fire.
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      Indian
      Nov 12, 2016 at 6:01 pm
      It's heartening to know that still there are people in our broken world that are willing to fight bigotry and hate.
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        JayHind
        Nov 12, 2016 at 4:54 pm
        Charan sing
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          NowCanadian
          Nov 12, 2016 at 5:26 pm
          Trump is going to wake up Americans to the reality of 8 years of nightmare under Obama. Tens of thousands died and millions became refugees as he tried to promote "Democracy" where there was stability. UN say the monetary cost alone of this senseless exercise was 60 billion dollars. I am pretty certain Trump will stop those US policy which cause unnecessary havoc abroad. if they impeach him for that they will not succeed.
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            rajan luthra
            Nov 13, 2016 at 12:03 am
            Who sang it happens only in India? It happened in US too.
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              shivshankar
              Nov 12, 2016 at 8:21 pm
              Trump is a business tycoon and Modi claims to be chiwala North pole attracts south pole It will be a great combination of two who are poles apart.Very good day dreaming by a person claiming to be an Indian and Ak Dev
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                Shyamal Ganguly
                Nov 12, 2016 at 2:29 pm
                Professor says about a gut feeling he has behind his prediction of "impeach Trump". Very good professor. At least you are honest.
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                  lookman
                  Nov 12, 2016 at 10:54 pm
                  I5lamists' run everywhere will now turn into a stampede. WAIT and SEE.
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