Ex-GOP Congressman says that President Donald Trump will walk out of the White House “soon” in a “spectacular political crash-and-burn” in 2019.
John LeBoutillier, who was a GOP representative in Trump’s home city of New York back in the early 1980s, made his prediction in a column for The Hill.
“Donald J. Trump’s presidency will not survive 2019,” LeBoutillier wrote.
“The downward trajectory of every aspect of his tenure indicates we are headed for a spectacular political crash-and-burn—and fairly soon. His increasingly erratic and angry behavior, his self-imposed isolation, his inability and refusal to listen to smart advisers that he hired, all are leading him to a precipice.”
There are a number of threats to Trump’s turbulent presidency. The largest of all is the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, won by Trump.
Under the spotlight is the Trump campaign and suspicions it colluded with agents of the Russian state to undermine the election.
“The Mueller investigation will unveil evidence of Trump putting himself out to the highest bidder in return for campaign help and financing: Russians, Saudis, Emiratis, Qataris—there will be evidence that millions of foreign dollars illegally flowed into the Trump campaign coffers in 2016,” LeBoutillier predicted.
“In other words, Trump basically said, ‘I’m for sale.'”
The Trump presidency is also struggling to retain experienced heavyweights in its most senior positions.