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'The Simpsons' warned America against President Trump 16 years ago

Source: Geo • 10 months ago

Talk about foreseeing the future – The Simpsons correctly predicted Donald Trump presidency 16 years ago as a ‘warning to America’.

In an episode titled ‘Bart To The Future’ aired in 2000, the long-running animated comedy portrayed Lisa as the incumbent, who talked about “inheriting quite a budget crunch from President Trump”.

Uncanny as it was back in 2000, the show again referenced Trump’s real-life race to the White House last year in a short clip called ‘Trumptastic Voyage’.

Earlier this year Simpsons creator Matt Groening told The Guardian his team used Trump because he was "the most absurd placeholder joke name that we could think of".

The show’s long-time writer Dan Greaney said 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,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.