The Simpsons Creators Declare 'Being Right Sucks' After Predicting Trump Win
From another Trump appearance on the Simpsons (watch here)
During season 11 of The Simpsons (that was way back in the year 2000), an episode aired called "Bart to the Future." The characters are shown in a future where Lisa Simpson, at the time 38-years-old, is the President of the United States. As noted over the past week, there are some eerie similarities to the episode and what just played out in America during this election season. For one, Lisa becomes the first female President—something we very nearly saw happen; and secondly, she takes the office over from President Donald Trump.
How did Simpsons-Trump do while serving as President? He left Lisa with a mess to clean up, namely a massive amount of debt. "As you know we've inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump," Lisa tells her advisors. "We're broke. The country is broke."
During last night's new episode, creators of the show nodded to their prediction in the opening, when Bart writes on the chalkboard: "Being right sucks." They tweeted out the clip as an update to their "2000 prediction of a Trump Presidency..."