According to professor Ronald L Feinman, Donald Trump is on his way to the second shortest presidency in history.
He predicted that Trump will be gone “between the 31 days of William Henry Harrison in 1841,” who died pneumonia and the “199 days of James A. Garfield in 1881,” who died 79 days after he was shot by an assassin “after terrible suffering and medical malpractice.”
The 20th-century American history professor recently published a book about the unfortunate fates of US leaders. He wrote about the “Pence Presidency” being inevitable, referring to vice president Mike Pence.
“The fact that Vice President Mike Pence played a major role in pushing Flynn out is a sign that Pence is already asserting himself with Trump,” he said, adding the Vice President often appears uncomfortable with Trump’s “freewheeling and careless behavior.”
“Many foreign policy professionals are shaking their head at Trump’s inappropriate behavior and language every time he speaks in public, or issues a Twitter comment, and his instability and recklessness,” he said, citing Trump’s decision to hold a security meeting over the North Korean missile test in a public space in earshot of other people as “a sign of his failure to act responsibly.”
If by any chance Trump lasts longer than that or his time in office is “dragged out,” Feinman predicted that he is unlikely to last longer than the 16 months and 5 days of 12th president Zachary Taylor.