2016 American Election

‘The Simpsons’ Apologizes For Predicting President Trump

Back in 2000, The Simpsons aired an episode that forecast the future of Lisa in 2030, predicting she would rise from her humble upbringing to become the President of the United States. The episode, titled “Bart to the Future,” also included a clever joke about Lisa taking over from “President Trump.” Apparently it was the most ridiculous name the writers could think of.

Here’s a clip:

So here we are, 16 years later and America actually elected Donald Trump as their next president, to the shock of many outside observers. The people behind The Simpsons weren’t gloating about their spot-on prediction though. Before Sunday night’s episode on FOX, they showed Bart doing his typical chalk board gag with a somber message.

Being right sucks. Sometimes, it really does.

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon has been writing about random things online since 2013. His favorite video game is Rocket League, his favorite TV show is The Sopranos, and he hated the last season of Game of Thrones. Follow him @DevonTaylor113.