“The Simpsons” warned America that Donald Trump would one day assume the highest office in the land back in 2000.
The real estate mogul didn’t make an appearance, but his presidency is mentioned in an episode titled “Bart to the Future,” in which Lisa Simpson is “America’s first straight female president” following Trump’s disastrous term.
“As you know, we’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump,” Lisa tells her fictional administration, including Milhouse as Secretary Van Houten, who explains, “We’re broke.”
This is one of many “Simpsons” jokes that have become reality. The long-running animated Fox sitcom also predicted Bengt Holmström of MIT would win the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2016, that the Rolling Stones would still be touring this year, the tiger attack on Siegfried and Roy, smart watches, and even gave Apple designers the idea for the look of the iPhone.
Only time will tell if “Bart to the Future” correctly nails Trump bankrupting the country, but at least it still gives hope to those who want to see the first female president of the United States in their lifetime. If it’s after Trump leaves office in four or eight years, then this episode is even more impressive.