Very few experts could have predicted Donald Trump’s stunning upset victory over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. Even many people who voted for the Republican nominee were surprised by the outcome. However, one colorful college professor did predict Trump’s victory.
American University Professor Allan Lichtman has now successfully predicted every presidential election since 1984 using a system based on 13 different historical keys. During his conversations with the Washington Post just weeks before election day, Lichtman explained the specific factors that made it clear in his view that Trump would emerge victoriously.
In on of those conversations, weeks before the election, the professor went beyond predicting a Trump victory; he also made another shocking claim.
He predicted that President Trump would ultimately be impeached by a Republican Congress.
He claims it’s because Congressional Republicans prefer his running mate Mike Pence over Trump.
“I’m going to make another prediction,” he said. “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. And I’m quite certain Trump will give someone grounds for impeachment, either by doing something that endangers national security or because it helps his pocketbook.”
After the election, Lichtman dismissed pollsters like Nate Silver as nothing more than clerks who don’t possess a shred of legitimate scientific methodology in anything they are doing.
The professor also made it clear that blame shouldn’t be heaped onto Clinton or her campaign because she was up against factors well beyond her control.
“The Democrats cannot rebuild by pointing fingers at Hillary Clinton and her campaign, which as the Keys demonstrated, were not the root cause of her defeat,” he said. “The Democrats can rehabilitate themselves only by offering an inspiring progressive alternative to Republican policies and building a grass-roots movement.”
Let’s hope for the sake of America, the professor goes two for two.
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