The Simpsons Predicted Donald Trump's Presidency 16 Years Ago
The episode's writer said in March that the scene was meant to serve as a "warning to America"
A March 19, 2000, episode of Fox’s long-running animated series The Simpsons essentially predicted Donald Trump’s impending tenure as President of the United States.
In the season 11 episode, titled “Bart to the Future,” a Native American oracle allows Bart a glimpse into the years ahead. The scenario that follows sees an adult Bart, clad in a Hawaiian shirt and flip flops, visiting his sister, Lisa, who lives in the White House as the nation’s “first straight female president,” she says.
Later, in the Oval Office, Lisa is seen discussing with her staff the inheritance of “quite a budget crunch from President Trump,” which has left the country “broke” according to her aides.
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In March, the episode’s writer, Dan Greaney, told The Hollywood Reporter the episode served as a “warning to America.”
He added: “And 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.”
Watch the Simpsons bit, which begins around the 2:20 mark, in the video above.