- Sep 1, 1999
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Allan Lichtman's prediction of a Trump win (good call) is rooted in some analysis, so the guess at impeachment is a different animal, but it's an interesting bit of speculation. Trump has positioned himself as the outsider and the backlash he has received from members of his own party has been on display throughout the election.
‘Prediction professor’ who called Trump’s big win also made another forecast: Trump will be impeached
By Peter W. Stevenson November 11 at 11:29 AM
At the end of our September conversation, Lichtman made another call: That if elected, Trump would eventually be impeached by a Republican Congress that would prefer a President Mike Pence — someone who establishment Republicans know and trust.
“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.”