An article from The Wall Street Journal on June 18, 2020, by Robert MacGregor:Psychologist James Fallon, a pioneer in social psychology, has predicted the success of Donald J. Trump for president.
Fallon, who died in September 2018, predicted Trump would be elected president in 2020 after Trump’s surprising win in the first presidential primary debate, according to The New York Times.
The Times reported in January that Fallon predicted the election would be decided by Trump’s supporters, citing an interview he gave to the Times in November.
Fallon said Trump supporters would “drown” the Republican Party in the “most corrupt” swamp in American politics, the Times reported.
“The election is decided by the people,” Fallon told the Times.
“I think Donald Trump has the capacity to take the country into the next century.”
Fallon made his prediction in a 2005 interview with CNN.
He said he was impressed by the number of “lonely, self-absorbed white people” who supported Trump, according the Times article.
He also predicted that Trump would get more votes than Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who has won the presidency since her 2008 loss.
Trump is a Republican.
He is not a Democrat.
His followers are mostly white, and many of them are angry about the way Trump has treated them and their family members.
Some have blamed him for the economic hardships facing the country.
But a majority of Trump’s followers do not have a political affiliation, the Washington Post reported.
The Post reported that a recent survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research showed Trump won the white vote by a margin of 71-22 percent, according a margin the AP noted was “close to what many predicted Trump could win.”