The Simpsons predicted Donald Trump would be President

The Simpsons predicted Donald Trump would be President

Popular television cartoon series The Simpsons depicted Donald Trump as US president 16 years before he won election to the nation’s top job, in an episode that the writer said reflected a “vision of America going insane.” 

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Writer Dan Greaney said his “Bart to the Future” episode in 2000 was intended as “a warning to America.”

“And that just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom,” Greaney told the Hollywood Reporter earlier this year. “It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane.”

The creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening, told The Guardian last month that if Trump was elected he expected “an exodus of people” from the United States, adding that he did not plan to leave “because I actually think [a Trump-led US] will be amazing in all its horror.”


“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,” Groening told the newspaper.

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