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'Prediction professor' has a very interesting prediction about Trump's presidency.

Very few people predicted Donald Trump’s US presidential win on 8 November. In fact, his win blindsided most Australian and US media outlets.

One man who did predict his victory though was Washington DC-based professor Allan Lichtman.

Professor Lichtman used what he called the “keys” to predict election results ahead of time based on historical events, as outlined in his book Predicting the Next President: The Keys to the White House 2016.

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What is in store for President-elect Donald Trump?  (Image via Getty)

However, the professor told The Washington Post of another prediction. One that will have many people crossing their fingers in hope.

Professor Lichtman told the newspaper that because the Republican party in the US could not "control" Donald Trump, they would get rid of him, by impeachment.

“I'm going to make another prediction,” he told the newspaper. “This one is not based on a system; it's just my gut.

"They don't want Trump as president, because they can't control him. He's unpredictable."

Professor Lichtman suggested the Republican party would be much happier if Vice President-elect Mike Pence stepped in.

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"They'd love to have Pence — an absolutely down-the-line, conservative, controllable Republican," he said.

"And I'm quite certain Trump will give someone grounds for impeachment, either by doing something that endangers national security or because it helps his pocketbook.”

In the US, the House of Representatives has the power to remove the president for misconduct. President Richard Nixon resigned while facing impeachment in 1974 due to his involvement in the 'Watergate scandal'.

According to the US constitution, a president could be impeached for "conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours".

But before you get too excited about the prospect of Donald Trump being impeached, Mike Pence is not exactly known for his progressive views. In fact, the opposite is true.

The Conservative believes that being gay is a choice and has voted against a law that banned discrimination of people based on their sexual orientation. He's also said that he is “pro-life” - and we all know what that means.

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