The cartoon predicted the current state of affairs sixteen years ago
Among the many American surprises over the past week, there was one thing that many people weren’t totally taken aback by - popular animated cartoon The Simpsons had predicted events all along.
The Simpsons have reacted to President Trump - and they're not happy
Sixteen years ago the show heralded Donald Trump as America’s president and, in an eerie replica of what actually happened, their Trump character descended the escalator to rapturous applause.
Now the show has responded to its premonition in its first outing since Trump’s ascension - and it appears the show’s creators aren’t happy.
In an episode that aired on Sunday, November, 13, Bart’s ever-changing blackboard scrawl opening this time read: "Being right sucks".
Describing the original episode in 2000, Simpsons’ writer Dan Greaney told the Washington Post why they picked Trump to be their fictional leader.
Greaney said that Trump was the best fit for the episode in a comedic way.
During that storyline, Lisa becomes the first "straight female" President while Bart has slacked his life away.
And from the Oval office she says: "As you know, we’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump."
Of their choice in Presidential character, Greaney said: "He seems like a ‘Simpsons’-esque figure - he fits right in there, in an over-the-top way.
"He seemed kind of lovable in the old days, in a blowhard way."
But he added: "I would never have predicted this campaign."