With a new year always comes prognostications and we have a doozy.
John LeBoutillier, a former Republican Congressman, predicts that President Donald Trump will be forced out of the White House in 2019, leaving space for a new and unexpected candidate to take control of the White House.
LeBoutiller was less than complimentary of Trump in his op-ed for The Hill.
Much of what he believes will happen is because two of the individuals who many thought were “controlling” Trump — former SecDef James Mattis and former Chief of Staff John Kelly — have resigned from the administration.
Now that they are gone, LeBoutiller believes Trump will attempt to carry out many of the plans he has threatened in the past without anyone getting in his way.
LeBoutiller has also predicted a massive downturn in the economy due to skepticism about Trump’s policies.
He specifically cited the “trade wars” Trump is creating with perceived allies of the United States.
Legal problems are also brewing for the president, according to LeBoutiller.
With Mueller reportedly wrapping up his special counsel investigation, the former GOP Congressman believes much of Trump’s private life — meaning his private business dealings — will land him in even more trouble.
LeBoutiller went so far as to say that Trump put himself up for sale to the highest bidder to win this election.
LeBoutiller also believes that the Democrats will need to pick a new face for 2020, naming former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke as a “formidable candidate.”
O’Rourke, however, is the same Democrat senatorial candidate that could not even win within his own state.
A new candidate will emerge from the Republican party as well, LeBoutiller predicts, as he says Trump will not even make it past June of this year.
But the “Trump hangover” will create upheaval in the party, dooming it for the 2020 presidential election and beyond.
Mind you, this is all conjecture from someone that obviously hates Trump and is hoping for the worst just so he can say, “I told you so.”