‘The Simpsons’ Predicted a Donald Trump Presidency 16 Years Ago
Over it’s incredible 27 season run on TV, The Simpsons has had it’s share of times plot lines have predicted the future, but a new prediction discovery may top them all. In the episode, “Bart to the Future,” from the show’s 11th season in 2000, a Native American casino manager shows Bart a glimpse of a future where Lisa, Bart’s sister, is the President of the United States. But the wild part is that Lisa succeeds none other than current Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump.While the idea of having Trump in the White House is funny enough, the show may prove even more prescient if Lisa’s worries over the economy ring true following a Trump presidency. The Republican’s economic plan has not been received well by economists, who say Trump’s tax proposals would largely benefit only the wealthy and potentially cost the country trillions over the next decade. So, while it definitely wouldn’t be Lisa Simpson cleaning up after a Trump presidency, The Simpsons thinks whomever might take over will have some cleaning up to do. Let’s hope this dire prediction doesn’t come true. Still, we wonder if Trump will at least be “honered” (honored) The Simpsons thought of him for president.
As HuffPost Entertainment shared on Facebook, a video from NowThis explains the entire situation. Lisa, sitting in the Oval Office, addresses members of her cabinet, saying, “As you know, we’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump.” The video goes on to make light of the real estate mogul’s presidency with scenes of The Simpsons’ characters saying, “I’ve got to be honest, I’m not loving this vision,” and Homer crying out, “Oh, what a bleak horrible future we live in.”
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