Hope FA readers will find humor in this and not fly off the rails that I’m bashing President Trump by posting this:
You may already know that “The Simpsons” predicted a President Trump back in 2000. But a recently surfaced clip suggests that TV was bizarrely prescient as early as the 1950s.
“Trackdown,” an American Western series that ran from 1957 to 1959, featured a character named Walter Trump in a 1958 episode called “End of the World.” This show’s Trump was a con artist who said he could prevent the end of the world by … building a wall.
Walter Trump’s proposed wall was meant to ward off a supposed “cosmic explosion,” not to keep immigrants out. But the similarities between Walter and Donald don’t end there. They also have suspiciously similar speech patterns. Check out this snippet of dialogue:
Trump: I am the only one. Trust me. I can build a wall around your homes that nothing will penetrate.
Person in the crowd: What do we do? How can we save ourselves?
Trump: You ask how do you build that wall. You ask, and I’m here to tell you.
The Trump in “Trackdown” even threatens to sue Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman for saying bad things about him ― a move that those who have followed Trump’s rise may find disturbingly familiar.
This is also amusing, whether you’re left or right.
A former fetus, the “wordsmith from nantucket” was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1968. Adopted at birth, wordsmith grew up a military brat. He achieved his B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles (graduating in the top 97% of his class), where he also competed rings for the UCLA mens gymnastics team. The events of 9/11 woke him from his political slumber and malaise. Currently a personal trainer and gymnastics coach.
The wordsmith has never been to Nantucket.