'The Simpsons' Already Predicted That Donald Trump Will Become US President 16 Years Ago


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Donald Trump as the US President is now a reality but 16 years ago, popular animated series 'The Simpsons' eerily predicted that the celebrity billionaire would become the leader of the free world!

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The Donald couldn't believe it either.

The bizarre scene was outlined in an episode, titled "Bart To The Future", broadcasted in early 2000

A screencap from the episode.

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Back in the show’s 11th season, the episode gave Bart Simpson an opportunity to see 30 years ahead at what happened to him and his family. He found out that his sister Lisa had become president, and that’s when we learn who she succeeded...

“As you know, we’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump… “

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Secretary van Houten explains the Trump economic legacy.

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In the episode predicting the Trump administration, Lisa is pictured sitting in the Oval Office surrounded by advisors before hinting that she had inherited a huge debt from President Trump.

In an interview with The Guardian, creator Matt Groening said the concept of placing Trump as a president was something "beyond satire"

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening.

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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 told The Guardian.

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Last year, another episode, titled 'Trumptastic Voyage', featured Trump coming down an escalator with Homer Simpson while people behind film them

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The scene in the episode titled 'Trumptastic Voyage' was designed to mock Trump's real-life entrance with wife Melania to announce his candidacy last year.

In the scene, Homer is seen thinking to himself while on the escalator and staring at Trump's infamous hair.

In January next year, he'll be officially known as President Donald Trump:

Many Malaysians were surprised at the results:

How did someone with no prior experience in politics win the US presidency?