The Simpsons Predicted A Donald Trump Presidency In 2000

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The Simpsons predicted Donald Trump would become President in a 2000 episode

The Simpsons ability to predict the future has struck again, as an episode from the year 2000 has surfaced which features Donald Trump winning a campaign to become President of the United States.

It doesn’t end well for the Trump though, as he fails the nation by leaving it in a huge amount of debt, relying on China to bail the U.S. out.

The Simpsons have made other tragic predictions in the past, such as the 9/11 attacks, an Ebola outbreak, and a Syrian war.

Is this another “tragic” prediction we can add to that growing list?

Daily Mail reports:

The episode’s alternate universe reveals that Trump, who will be 84 in 2030, left the country in an impossible amount of debt, and reliant on foreign aid from Europe and China.

This sorry state of affairs is the exact opposite of Trump’s current campaign promise to ‘Make America Great Again’, and stop ‘losing’ to other nations.

The recently-unearthed episode is the latest in a series of eerie Simpsons predictions, in which the show has foreseen the Arab Spring, the Ebola crisis and the discovery of the Higgs-Boson particle.

In the episode’s vision of the future, America is also at the mercy of an army of genetically-enhanced thugs, brought about by Trump programs designed to help the nation’s youth which dramatically backfired.

The only person who can save the shattered United States is none other than the newly-elected President Lisa Simpson.

Despite her lofty ambitions to ‘refill the oceans’ and build the world’s biggest book-mobile, her biggest task becomes rescuing the nation from its crippling debt.

An exchange from Lisa’s first cabinet meeting, meeting a balding Millhouse in charge of the nation’s finances, starts with a sobering financial summary.

Lisa says: ‘As you know, we’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump. How bad is it, Secretary Van Houten?’

He holds up a graph showing a financial death-plunge and replies: ‘We’re broke’.