New Delhi: Canadian author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell has indicated that Republican candidate Donald Trump will be in jail within one year. The author said if Trump is elected, he won’t be in office for long.

“Trump will be in jail within a year because of the various legal issues he faces”, Gladwell said.

In an interview with ‘The National’, the author said Trump will spend next few years huddled with lawyers fixing his numerous legal involvements, especially those related to Trump University fraud cases.

“I think he’ll be in jail within a year. We’ve got the Trump University fraud case, we probably have criminal charges coming out of his charitable donation [to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi], and we’ve got all of the Russian ties we don’t know much about. He’s got so many legal problems; I suspect he’ll spend the next few years huddled with his lawyers,’’ Gladwell said.

The author said media is not discussing Trump’s criminal behaviour but is focussing on Hillary Clinton’s emails.

“The level of extraordinary enthusiasm for continued dissection of this email issue among the American media classes is so baffling to me,” the author said.

Praising Hillary, Gladwell said “She is being penalized for having a series of traits that people find unacceptable in a woman.”

 “To me, the most disturbing lesson about this election is that the United States is a good deal less open to women in positions of power than it would like to pretend that it is,” he added.