Video of the Week: 1950s Western Featured Con Man Named Trump Who Wanted To Build A WallRoundup
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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.