Still in denial

This man has predicted (almost) every presidential election since 1984. Now he says Trump will be impeached.

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D.C.-based Professor Allan Lichtman saw the writing on the wall and predicted Donald Trump would win the presidential election. Lichtman argues “the keys to the White House” are based on 13 true/false statements, a test of sorts he’s created. According to The Washington Post, his predictions have been accurate for the past 30 years with one exception: in 2000 he guessed Al Gore would win (though Gore did win the popular vote).

When Lichtman spoke to The Post (in the video below), he knew Trump would win. He also made another prediction though: that the tiny-handed real estate mogul turned politician will be impeached.

“They don’t want Trump as president, because they can’t control him. He’s unpredictable,” he says in the video. “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.”

Now, it’s not based on a fancy test—Lichtman says it’s just a gut feeling. But hey, he’s clearly a pretty smart guy, and if you’re not ready to move on from the first stage of Trump grief (denial), his prediction may provide some solace.