UK House of Lords member says Trump could start a WAR & pardon himself even after election loss, fails to be taken seriously
Archer went on Good Morning Britain on Monday, assuring viewers that "Biden is going to be president" and "Trump will be flattened." The politician then proclaimed that he had three "even more important" 'foresights' to share about the November 3 election.
"When he's beaten… he remains in power for another eleven weeks," Archer pointed out. The politician noted that, even though, by his estimate, Trump and the Republicans will lose control over Congress, they would still be in control of the government until inauguration day on January 20, 2021.
"…He can still press the red button and declare a war," Archer said, adding, "And he can still pardon himself, I suspect."
Lord @Jeffrey_Archer is fired up this morning🔥‘Biden will win. Trump will be flattened.’ ‘Does the British public realise Trump will be in power for 11 weeks after he loses?’'He could pardon himself.' Watch it all here👉https://t.co/fzcHkA6S4kpic.twitter.com/VEyF6b8LNx— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) November 2, 2020
Archer's quite bold predictions were ridiculed as "deranged" online, with users being reminded of his less-than-stellar record of political foresight. During the 2016 US presidential election he was saying that Democrat Hillary Clinton would become president, while instead Trump managed an upset.
This is very funny. Jeffrey Archer absolutely certain that Biden will win, without a shadow of a doubt. While I hope he’s right, loved @piersmorgan simply asking him who he ‘knew’ would win the last time. ‘Clinton’. Ooops @gmb— Jo Hemmings (@TVpsychologist) November 2, 2020
Good lord! Jeffrey Archer is looking utterly deranged. #gmb— Lulu Baker (@lulubaker) November 2, 2020
Can you imagine the meltdown of moaning Morgan and whoever this guy is if Trump wins? I'm looking forward to watch it 😈— PennyGornall (@GornallPenny) November 2, 2020
Other commenters were taken aback just by Archer's overly energetic delivery, with some quipping that he might have had drugs for breakfast before the morning show.
Archer looks a bit nuts..... pic.twitter.com/VMSj93AceK— Jonathon Bright (@jb_1969) November 2, 2020
Is he on Speed?Nice bookshelf of his own books behind him too...— Barry Maz - Got A Ukulele🌈 (@bazmaz_ukulele) November 2, 2020
Some users, however, thought that Archer's fearmongering about Trump staying in office long past the election was hypocritical, as Archer was allowed to remain a Peer and a House of Lords member for life, even despite serving a prison sentence.
.“They” (The Rules) allowed Archer to be a Peer (for life) despite serving a prison sentence.Why is Archer fired up about Trump remaining in power for 11 weeks if he loses this election ?Touch of hypocrisy perhaps ?.— Rob (@RobHanlon1958) November 2, 2020
Other ex-cons were available for comment today...— Mr Grimsdale. (@Bunnocks) November 2, 2020
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