A 1950’s Western TV series predicted Trump and his border wall

  • A 1950’s Western TV series predicted Trump and his border wall

A 1950’s Western TV series predicted Trump and his border wall

In the episode, a grifter named Walter Trump incites fear among the locals, telling them that the only way to survive a coming cosmic explosion is to build a massive wall around the town. Since then, it has received more than 40,000 likes.

Some may call this episode, titled "The End of the World", the ultimate illustration of life imitating art, considering the episode aired May 8, 1958.

The entire clip is so on point that, during a confrontation, the Trump character even threatens to sue Gilman. "A message I alone was able to read in the fires of the universe", faux Trump says. "Sound familiar? That's because Mr. Trump has repeatedly threatened to sue anything and everything that's portrayed him in an unflattering light, including US media outlets, nonprofit organizations and the almost dozen women who accused him of sexual assault in 2016". The solution? Walter Trump claims to have a "force repeller", which he later explains to be "a wall around [their] homes that nothing will penetrate".

Way back in the day, a television show called Trackdown predicted America's current president and his plans to build a wall, thinking it would save everything. "I bring you a message", he said.

The clip first surfaced in 2016, but it has picked up new steam in recent days with the ongoing debate over funding for President Trump's border wall.

Snopes confirmed that the eerily prescient episode was real.

Watch the full Trackdown episode in question below.

"Ranger Hoby Gillman is on the trail of the notorious Marple Brothers and their gang wanted for murder and robbery".