The US President-elect said during his campaign that he would bring in systems to ‘track Muslims’
The 'Prediction Professor', otherwise known as Allan Lichtman, has accurately predicted every presidential election since 1984 – including this one. Hence the cool nickname. That’s a total of nine elections.
Now he says there is a "very good chance" President-elect Donald Trump will be removed from office.
The history professor told US TV news show Erin Burnett OutFront that he usually bases his predictions on a system of 13 true or false questions, but this time his prediction comes from his gut.
Who are we to question it? He's not exactly a pollster, after all...
First of all, throughout his life he has played fast and loose with the law. 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.
No wrongdoing regarding Trump's charity has yet been proven, and Trump has declined to comment on allegations in the past. But Lichtman also referred to the allegations of sexual assault against Trump, and said he broke the US embargo against Cuba.
He said Republicans are nervous about “loose cannon” Trump because he can’t be controlled, and that Trump will do something that will give someone grounds for impeachment.
Professor who predicted Trump would win, now says "there's a very good chance" he will be impeached https://t.co/RgWZNMwMqu
Only two presidents have been impeached before, but neither Andrew Johnson or Bill Clinton were convicted, having been later acquitted by the Senate.
The American constitution states that impeachment requires “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors”.
Documentary-maker Michael Moore has also called for Trump to be impeached. He wrote on Facebook:
Prepare to impeach Trump. Just as the Republicans were already planning to do with President Hillary from Day One, we must organize the apparatus that will bring charges against him when he violates his oath and breaks the law -- and then we must remove him from office.