NYU professor Scott Galloway, who does a podcast titled Pivot with tech journalist Kara Swisher, said the quiet part out loud when he voiced what many see as the Democratic Party’s objective in blanketing former President Donald Trump with criminal indictments.
Asked on Friday’s show about his prediction for what the coming election holds, Galloway shocked his cohost when he said Trump will eventually drop out of the 2024 presidential race.
“I think President Trump is not going to run for president under the auspices of a plea deal,” he said.
“What? Where is that coming from?” Swisher exclaimed. “No one says that stuff.”
To get a feel for how much weight Galloway’s predictions hold, he then predicted that former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is going to emerge from the GOP primary as Trump’s biggest threat.
“I actually think Governor Christie is going to surpass DeSantis as the number two,” Galloway said. “But I don’t think it will matter, I think Trump — I don’t understand and can’t empathize with President Trump, but I know how old rich men think.”
He went on to say that Trump has “a very nice life” and that he can use his candidacy as “leverage” to maintain that life.
“Or he can live under the threat of prison. And I think that once the third indictment, I think the laws specifically around these state secrets, I think that he is running for president and the momentum he has is real leverage and power,” the liberal professor said. “And I think he’s going to cash that leverage and power in for a plea deal that includes no jail time. I think it’ll be an omnibus deal.”
Galloway said the Department of Justice or “whoever is in charge” would probably give him a deal with no jail time out of concern that imprisoning him would be “bad for America.”
“I don’t even know if it’s possible to wrap them all together. But I think that the DOJ or whoever is in charge is going to go, this is just bad for America. It’s bad for us on the international stage, weakens our power overseas,” he said. “It’s creating huge controversy and dissent across our citizens. And I think there’s going to be a deal that’s going to say to him look, ‘You’re an old man and you’re going to be dead soon.'”
“Does he really want to die of diabetes in a cell? I mean, if he goes to jail for one year, it’s probably a death sentence,” Galloway continued. “I don’t think someone at this age ever recovers from being incarcerated. And even if there’s a one in ten chance, it used to be one in 100, now I think it’s legitimately a one in ten chance this guy could go to jail.”
Friday’s show can be heard below:
Social media users are not too keen on Galloway’s prognostic talents for any number of reasons… here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story, as seen on Twitter:
My guy Scott Galloway is famous for being wrong. He’s like Jim Cramer you’re likely to make money betting against literally anything he says.
— The F*cking Lizard King (@willgonyer) July 18, 2023
This is possibly the dumbest take ever
— Karlyn Borysenko (@DrKarlynB) July 18, 2023
Delusional statement & unacceptable rhetoric by Scott Galloway….he is looking for attention….
— C LazoMiller (@medlegalrn) July 18, 2023
Yeah….. I highly doubt that. He’s a fighter. He’ll win, or lose. Won’t drop out.
— Kevin Tyson (@KevinTyson76) July 17, 2023
The problem with this is Trump would have to plead guilty. Admitting wrongdoing or being wrong is something this narcissist cannot do.
— KoolAidNoThanks (@KoolAidNot) July 17, 2023
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