The Simpsons’ Trump Prediction


James Kim, Staff Writer

People may see “The Simpsons” as a funny tv show. What people may not notice, are the creepy predictions that the show has made, including Donald Trump’s recent presidential election.

In an episode that aired in 2000, the characters are in a futuristic setting. The country is seen as being at its lowest point in history, with Donald Trump as the president. One character, Lisa, saves the country by becoming the president and fixing the problem. She refers to “inheriting quite a budget crunch from President Trump.” One of the writers of the show, Dan Greaney said that it was “a warning to America.” He also said, “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.”  The writers may have predicted Trump’s presidency, but they have hopefully not predicted America’s collapse.