As we prepare to enter a third year with Donald Trump as president, he can brag of many accomplishments, such as record employment for blacks, Asian-Americans and Hispanics; replacing NAFTA; tax cuts; two Supreme Court justices; deep-sixing the Iran agreement; and moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Like commanders-in-chief before him, Trump also has had to leave a lot of promises by the wayside. He didn’t “lock her up.” He hasn’t yet built a border wall that Mexico paid for. He didn’t install extreme vetting for visitors from high-terrorism, mostly Muslim-majority nations. And he abandoned his promise to launch a vaccine safety commission that would have defied the wishes of the rich and powerful pharmaceutical industry.
As we look ahead to Year Three of the Trump presidency, there are countless predictions about what lies ahead. Will he be impeached, enjoy huge success, or serve a second term? (Or all of the above?)
One thing we know for sure is that we can’t tell the future by relying on those who have made outlandishly bad predictions in the past. So before we become engulfed by the inevitable discussions and debates about what’s going to happen in 2019 and beyond, here’s an auld lang syne walk down memory lane, looking at 11 of the most wildly inaccurate predictions involving Donald Trump’s candidacy and presidency.
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