∙ He’ll get grumpier.
∙ Something will go wrong, and he’ll make it worse.
∙ His blind trust will have eyes.
∙ He and facts will remain strangers.
∙ He won’t win the Nobel Peace Prize.
∙ His policies will be based on The Gong Show.
∙ He’ll create full employment for journalists.
∙ He’ll never aim before he fires.
∙ His tweets will bite him.
∙ McConnell and Ryan will control his agenda.
∙ He’ll retaliate for criticism and give new meaning to “reactionary.”
∙ He’ll get nowhere with Putin.
∙ There will be no wall.
∙ He’ll promote “pretend reform” of Obamacare.
∙ He’ll take credit for what he had nothing to do with.
∙ He’ll make heroes of those he criticizes.
∙ He’ll continue to believe that all publicity is good.
∙ He’ll make himself the issue, by making himself the center of every issue.
∙ Bureaucracy will leak all over him.
∙ No one will name a school after him.
∙ He’ll never accept responsibility
∙ He’ll never verify.
∙ He’ll make enemies faster than friends in his own Party.
∙ He’ll invade every news cycle.
∙ Judges will hem him in, and Generals will repudiate him.
∙ He’ll accuse others of what he’s doing.
∙ He won’t admit he’s a minority President.
∙ Deregulation will have unintended consequences.
∙ He’ll never understand “consent of the governed” or the Constitution.
∙ He won’t “have a plan for defeating ISIS in my first 31 days in office.”
∙ He’ll appoint deadheads to departments he wants to de-institutionalize and plutocrats to departments he wants to unleash.
∙ He’ll suffer from his appointments.
∙ His economic policies will backfire, and his tax plans will be co-opted.
∙ Mexico won’t fold, Europe will reject him, and China will ignore him.
∙ He’ll impose “don’t ask, don’t tell” on the press.
∙ He’ll continue to do whatever he wants; demonstrations will be continuous.
∙ Fund-raising for his re-election will begin immediately; he’ll make money from this.
∙ He’ll get richer, his kids will get richer, the rich will get richer, corporations will get richer.
∙ Deregulating banks will produce another crash.
∙ Fake news from him will produce fake news about him.
∙ He’ll cross the line so often he’ll forget where it is.
∙ Only the incredible will credit the incredible.
∙ Having unleashed hate, he’ll find he can’t control it.
∙ His “mandate” will be questioned continuously.
∙ He’ll claim voter fraud.
∙ He’ll blame immigrants and the undeserving poor for all of our problems.
∙ He’ll continue to insist on his own set of facts; this will evoke fact checks on live TV.
∙ He’ll never release his taxes voluntarily.
∙ His first 100 days will end without major achievements.
∙ “Dump trump” will be a slogan in 2020.
∙ Even the politically correct will compare him to Hitler.
∙ His connections with Russia will be investigated.
∙ He’ll suffer Bill Cosby’s and John Gotti’s fate and for the same reason, overexposure.
∙ Congress will investigate his taxes and ties to Russia.
∙ He’ll be known for the most scandalous Administration since Teapot Dome.
∙ After he leaves office, he’ll attack his successor, unless he’s in jail.
∙ He’ll learn the meaning of Karma.
My confidence in these is high, because some of them have already happened and because poets are prophets with the will to see. But whether he’ll be impeached is beyond my pay grade; I wouldn’t rule it out, or a war, or a civil war here, where there are more guns than people. These are good reasons for an American to keep a passport up to date; mine is. Otherwise, enduring is enough, and love is the best revenge.