Despite a large number of people becoming stunned at Donald Trump's rise to GOP frontrunner, one small group of people predicted a Trump presidency more than 15 years ago: writers on The Simpsons. The Hollywood Reporter spoke with the head writer of the eerily dead-on episode, "Bart to The Future," recently to find out exactly how he arrived at such a once-unthinkable scenario. In the episode, Lisa Simpson is president and at one point says, "As you know, we've inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump."
"It was a warning to America," Dan Greaney said. "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."
But while The Simpsons may have predicted the future, Scandal presented its fictionalized Trump in an episode set in the now, with Hollis Doyle (Gregg Henry) returning last Thursday as a Trump-like candidate who felt all too close to the real thing. Who knows what show might take on the former reality host next?