The Simpsons predicted Trump's victory 16 years ago. No one listened

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Donald Trump will be the new president of the United States in a close-call victory that is dividing the nation. 

As the country - and the rest of the world - reels from the shocking results, not everybody is surprised.

In fact, we got fair warning in a Simpsons episode which aired in March 2000, 16 years ago.

The episode, titled ‘Bart to the Future’ features Bart, who travels to the not-so-distant future: his sister Lisa is the first female president of the US, and while in office says the following to her aides, who told her that America was bankrupt as a result of her predecessor, president Donald Trump:

We’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump.

Writer Dan Greaney 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.


We had fair warning, people. 


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