‘The Simpsons’ Predicted 15 Years Ago That Donald Trump Will Be A Disastrous U.S. President

The Simpsons have a great track record of making predictions that come true years later.

As a result, several episodes of The Simpsons have been used by conspiracy theorists to substantiate their arguments. Whether it was The Simpsons‘ casual prediction of Germany winning the FIFA World Cup last year, or whether it was their nuanced indictment of the NSA as being government’s watchdogs, The Simpsons has often been in the news for hitting the nail right on its head as far as far-reaching prophecies are concerned.

And recently, The Simpsons found itself in the midst of another interesting prediction-conspiracy when it was revealed by some fans that the Matt Groening-created show predicted Donald Trump as being a disastrous U.S. president as early as 2000.

According to Metro, in an episode called “Bart to the Future” during Season 11 of The Simpsons, future U.S. President Lisa Simpson discusses the debt crisis former President Trump has left the country in. Accurately predicting the economic turmoil that is to form the cornerstone of Donald Trump’s potential election campaign, The Simpsons warned the people of the desperation Trump’s presidency could lead the country to.

In the 2,000th episode, surrounded by advisers, including Secretary Milhouse Van Houten, President Lisa Simpson talks about the economic crunch Trump has left the White House in.

“As you know, we’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump.”

Milhouse then replies in a rather tongue-in-cheek manner.

“We’re broke. Remember when the last administration decided to invest in our nation’s children? Big mistake.”

But before conspiracy theorists add this to the list of definitive The Simpsons predictions-come-true, we should remind you that Trump launched a presidential exploratory committee in 1999, which could perhaps have been the trigger for writers of The Simpsons to imagine Donald Trump at the helm of the world’s most powerful political chair.

As the Mediaite puts it, even if this prediction does not come true (fingers crossed!), The Simpsons could still have made an accurate prediction of a first ever female U.S. president if Hillary Clinton does come to power in the 2016 elections.

Can you think of anything else The Simpsons predicted that later came true?

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