Speaking on CBC’s The National, English-born Canadian writer Malcolm Gladwell has a dire prediction for Donald Trump should he win the presidency.
“I think he will be in jail within a year,” he told anchor Wendy Mesley.
According to Gladwell, Trump’s shady “charitable donations” and the Trump University fraud case will be the source of ongoing legal troubles.
“I mean, he’s got so many legal problems, I suspect he will spend the next few years huddled with his lawyers,” he said.
Gladwell said that Trump’s recently-crafted persona of as a man of people is a an all out lie.
“One guy is the child of privilege who grew up in a multi-million-dollar household, and has every advantage handed to him on a silver platter,” he said. “The other is a woman who came from the most ordinary of circumstances.”
“Who is the elite in this battle?”
He added that Trump strong standing in the polls is not going to benefit him on Election Day.
“Trump caught 10 different breaks. This is not going to happen again,” he said.
So what’s been keeping Hillary from crushing Trump in landslide? Sexism.
“She is being penalized for having a series of traits that people find unacceptable in a woman,” he said. “This goes back two decades now.”
“To me, the most disturbing lesson about this election is that the United States is a good deal less open to women in positions of power than it would like to pretend that it is.”
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