The 20 year old cartoon that perfectly predicted the rise of Donald Trump

While Donald Trump’s bid for the US presidency may be difficult to believe, one cartoonist saw it coming almost 30 years ago.

In a comic called Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau regularly satirised the billionaire’s political ambition.

Now, Trudeau’s prophetic tongue-in-cheek comics are circulating on Twitter.

In one comic strip from 1999, he depicts the Republican candidate running for presidency:

As you know, there’s been this amazing, amazing, amazing response to my candidacy! It’s unbelievable how amazing it’s been.

Now I know some of you guys choke on the fact that people love me – love me! Well, guess what – I could care less what you think!

As long as I’m a candidate, you have to cover me! Which is good for the Trump brand, which just gets bigger and bigger and bigger!

It’s a win-win-win for me! Because no matter what I do, I get phenomenal, amazing, unbelievable publicity! You have to give it to me! For free! You have no choice! You’re sheep!

Trudeau also predicted Trump’s second-biggest claim to fame as star of the US Apprentice TV programme – 15 years before it came true.

He told the Washington Post that one of the best bits of his job is drawing Trumps hair.

“Whenever I sit down to make sense of it, it never fails to engage. It’s an unknowable triumph of weaving, laquering and taxidermy, and I’ll never quite get it right," he said.

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