Professor who predicted election win says Trump will be impeached

The man dubbed “Prediction Professor” for accurately calling every presidential election since 1984, including the 2016 election, now forecasts the impeachment of President-elect Donald Trump.

“There’s a very good chance that Donald Trump could face impeachment,” Allan Lichtman told Erin Burnett on “Erin Burnett OutFront.”

Lichtman, a political historian who teaches at the American University in Washington, says he uses his own system of 13 true of false statements to judge whether the incumbent party will retain the White House. However, when it came to his bold prediction of a Trump impeachment, he told Burnett it’s based on his instinct.

“First of all, throughout his life he has played fast and loose with the law,” Lichtman said. “He has run an illegal charity in New York state. He has made an illegal campaign contribution through that charity. He has used the charity to settle personal business debts. He faces a RICO lawsuit.”

Burnett pushed back at Lichtman’s claim, noting his allegations have not been proven in a court of law and went on to ask why he thought Trump could be impeached when Republicans hold both the House and Senate.

"The Republicans are nervous about Donald Trump," Lichtman said. "He is a loose cannon. 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."

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7 comments

  • jerry

    i collage prof who was Educated beyond his mentality giving us his thoughts. and he’s teaching our young kids. maybe he should try getting a real job maybe mcdonalds would hire him

  • Jay

    Does anyone remember Ross Perot? I was way to young to vote at the time but I remember thinking then that we really need a change and loved a lot of his ideas he had he was also filthy rich just like trump but he ran as an independent and lost had he done what Trump did and ran for republican or Democratic Party he would have won Trump is not a Republican nor Democrat he is a independent and that’s what this country needs is to get back to thinking for ourselves instead of letting other people think for us

    • Mac Woods

      Jay, Perot dropped out of the race in July. Then re-entered in October. He didn’t lose because he ran as an independent. He lost because he dropped out. He screwed himself. One doesn’t campaign, drop out, and simply re-enter. – “Oh I was just kidding, I really DO want to be president”. No sir. THAT is why he lost.