The Simpsons family is everyone's favourite. But little do its fans realise that this dysfunctional family got a thing or two right about the future while the show was busy becoming the longest running series on television. One such eerie prediction was that of Donald Trump pictured as the president of the United States of America.
16 years ago, the Simpsons joked that Donald Trump would become the president of the USA.
This prophetic joke came from the episode titled, Bart to the Future, in which Lisa Simpson is elected as the president after President Trump has ruined the world's economy.
Now that Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 elections, the writer of the show, Dan Greaney, has revealed his thoughts behind the 'prediction', leaving people stunned by his remarks.
It was a warning to America. That just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom. It was consistent with the vision of America going insane.
What we needed was for Lisa to have problems beyond her fixing, that everything went as bad as it possibly could, and that’s why we had Trump be president before her.
He further added -
The Donald Trump that we were writing about was kind of a lovable, over-the-top character and didn't have this darkness.
There's nothing in the episode about walls or rounding up Mexicans or Islamophobia. You would expect that he’d build giant monuments to himself but you wouldn't expect that the first thing would be a wall.
Not just that, Trump's victory also saw a reaction from the executive producer of the show, James L Brooks. He tweeted -
F**k disillusionment!— james l. brooks (@canyonjim) November 9, 2016
Let's hope Trump's win will lead to a better and brighter future unlike the dreadful scenario shown in the Simpsons.