This 1958 western featured a conman called Trump trying to build a wall and it’s just uncanny
This clip of a 1958 episode of a TV western called Trackdown went viral because it appears to predict the rise of Donald Trump.
It features a snake oil salesman called Trump – figures – who wants to build a wall around a town to stop the end of the world (watch until the end).
What the fresh hell. This is REAL. Filmed in 1958- about a conman who grifts a small town of suckers into building a wall. History not subtle enough for you? GUESS THE GRIFTER'S NAME
(And watch until the end) pic.twitter.com/6FA3p6KC00
— Alex Hirsch (@_AlexHirsch) January 9, 2019
Everything about it is just perfect, from the ‘high priest of fraud’ to the ‘big lie that can make us all kids again’.
Uncanny. But will it end the same way for modern day Trump as it did for his namesake in 1958?
WAIT WHAT?! https://t.co/Bz4zywLsOE
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) January 9, 2019
The show is called Trackdown, it ran on CBS in 1958, and the name of the episode is "The End of the World."
— kate tello 🖋📚☕️ (@luvsdsny) January 9, 2019
Holy fuckballs…watch this ASAP https://t.co/t40khAQbyh
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 10, 2019
I mean, how on-the-nose can you get, really?
— Jman (@MinersLoveGames) January 9, 2019
Holy mother of Trump. This is freaky! https://t.co/vrtZDLh5oe
— Richard Schiff (@Richard_Schiff) January 10, 2019
I totally believe in time travel now.
— WhatATangledWeb (@Fenbeast) January 10, 2019
HOLY NOSTRADAMUS. You must watch this! https://t.co/ByPQyvRzoQ
— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) January 10, 2019
People naturally wondered if it was just a clever hoax.
If this is real it’s incredible. If it’s a hoax it’s well… Incredible! https://t.co/UyBmreme1k
— James Corden (@JKCorden) January 10, 2019
But no, it’s not. At least, not according to these people who spent a bit of time looking into it.
James, it’s real. And it’s spectacular
— Alex Hirsch (@_AlexHirsch) January 10, 2019