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10th Nov 2016

Simpsons writer reveals how he predicted the presidency of Donald Trump

Alan Loughnane

The episode aired 16 years ago…

The creators of The Simpsons seem to know something we don’t when it comes to predicting things in the future having previously been correct about the invention of smart watches and the horse meat scandal.

Now, it’s been well publicised that they predicted the Trump Presidency in an episode 16 years ago.

The episode is named Bart To The Future and in it, Lisa is the President of the USA and is attempting to rebuild the economy after Donald Trump ruined it during his term as president.


Dan Greaney, a writer on the show, explained to The Hollywood Reporter: “It was a warning to America.

“That just seemed like the logical stop before hitting (rock) bottom.

“It was consistent with the vision of America going insane.

“What we needed was for Lisa to have problems beyond her fixing, that everything went as bad as it possibly could, and that’s why we had Trump be president before her.

“The Donald Trump that we were writing about was kind of a lovable, over-the-top character and didn’t have this darkness.

“There’s nothing in the episode about walls or rounding up Mexicans or Islamophobia. You would expect that he’d build giant monuments to himself but you wouldn’t expect that the first thing would be a wall.”

Now, we’re not sure to what extent this prophecy from The Simpsons will be correct, he’s already President Elect, will he ruin America’s economy?

In fairness to Trump, political leaders from all over the world have shown themselves to be more than adept at doing this over the years, so if he does, it won’t be a new phenomenon.

Main image via Trumpastic Voyage short video.

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