Eleven Years Ago, The Simpsons Warned of a Trump Administration

June 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments

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“As you know, we’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump. How bad is it, Secretary Van Houten?” “We’re broke.”

I was feeling under the weather yesterday and decided to spend some time on a nostalgia kick with The Simpsons. It turns out that 11 years ago, in the show’s 11th season, Milhouse Van Houten warns us of the disastrous effects a Donald Trump presidency would have on the country.

In “Bart to the Future,” an episode Entertainment Weekly once dubbed the worst ever, a mystic at an Indian casino gives Bart a glimpse into his future. He’s turned into a lowlife, but his sister is “America’s first straight female president.”

After a press conference, Lisa meets with advisers in the Oval Office:

“As you know, we’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump,” Lisa says. “How bad is it, Secretary Van Houten?”

“We’re broke.”

“We’re broke? How can that be?”

“Well, remember when the last administration decided to invest in our nation’s children? Big mistake.”

Lest you think we’ve been spared a Trump presidency, the businessman told Fox earlier this week that he would “absolutely” run as an independent if he didn’t like the Republican nominee. That means Trump might still bankrupt the country by way of its children — when pigs fly.

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