'The Simpsons' Writer Who Predicted Donald Trump As President In A 2000 Episode Explains Why He Did So

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Following the election of Donald Trump as the United States' next President, we told you about how, 16 years ago, a writer for the longtime TV show The Simpsons predicted this very moment, declaring that a Trump presidency would happen.


So how did the writer who did so, Dan Greaney, come up with such a thought? Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year, here's why Greaney chose Trump.

"It was a warning to America," writer Dan Greaney tells The Hollywood Reporter.

He adds: "And 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 important thing is that Lisa comes into the presidency when America is on the ropes, and that is the condition left by the Trump presidency," Greaney tells THR. "What we needed was for Lisa to have problems that were beyond her fixing, that everything went as bad as it possibly could, and that's why we had Trump be president before her."

Greaney's words of, "it was consistent with the vision of America going insane," may have been about the United States in the year 2000, but, now 2016, it actually does seem like the country's both at shock, in fear and a bit pessimistic.

It was all in good fun then, but it's interesting how spot on The Simpsons really were with this whole Trump as President thing.

H/T The Hollywood Reporter

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