Donald Trump The Simpsons episode that predicted the 45th President of America

In 2000, an episode of The Simpsons rightfully predicted that Donald Trump would win the US elections.

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Donald Trump announcing his intention to run for President in an episode of The Simpsons in 2000 play

Donald Trump announcing his intention to run for President in an episode of The Simpsons in 2000

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If you watched The Simpsons episode in 2000 titled 'Bart to the Future' it must have seemed impossible that Donald Trump would run for the US presidency much less win.

That episode was 16 years ago and the prediction was right. The Simpsons which has been renewed for its 29th and 30th seasons, which makes it the longest running scripted series in American Television history, has gotten several predictions right but none more than this.

In the episode, Donald Trump announces that he wants to run for the Presidency, which he eventually wins. By the time Lisa Simpson becomes President, America is left in serious debt.

The striking similarity of The Simpsons episode and Donald Trump before he announced his candidacy play

The striking similarity of The Simpsons episode and Donald Trump before he announced his candidacy

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What led to the creators of The Simpsons to predict that Donald Trump would become President of the United States of America?

President Lisa Simpson in The Simpsons play

President Lisa Simpson in The Simpsons

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According to Matt Groening the creator of The Simpsons, Trump was chosen for the episode because he was "the most absurd placeholder joke name that we could think of.

Dan Greaney who is a writer on The Simpsons said the main aim of that episode was to warn Americans. "It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

With Donald Trump now President, the writers and creators of The Simpson will have a lot of inspiration for many Trump-themed episodes.

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