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How The Simpsons predicted Trump’s presidency (VIDEO)

How The Simpsons predicted Trump’s presidency (VIDEO)The Simpsons showed Donald Trump could be elected President of the United States way back in the year 2000.

In the episode “Bart to the Future” Lisa has been elected President and, as Deadline points out, must contend with the “budget crunch” her predecessor, President Donald Trump, left for the country.

In October The Guardian asked Matt Groening about the episode.

“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,” he replied.

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,” he added.

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