The Simpsons predicted President Trump 16 years ago as ‘a warning to America it was going insane’
The Simpsons has a knack of predicting the future but they may have surpassed themselves with this one – predicting Donald Trump would be president of America a full 16 years ago.
The bizarre premier was outlined in an episode, titled Bart To The Future, broadcast in early 2000.
In the episode, Lisa is pictured sitting in the Oval Office surrounded by advisers.
“We’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump,” Lisa said.
“How bad is it Secretary van Houten?”
In March Dan Greaney, a writer for the Simpsons told The Hollywood Reporter: ‘It was a warning to America.
‘That just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom. It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane.’
The Simpsons creator Matt Groening also told The Guardian: ‘We predicted that he would be president back in 2000 – but [Trump] was of course the most absurd placeholder joke name that we could think of at the time, and that’s still true. It’s beyond satire.’