Republican presidential candidate Donald John Trump shocked the world by winning the US Presidential election 2016 against the democrat Hillary Clinton. Following his victory, thousands of Americans took to streets to protest against what is being described as the ‘epic American tragedy’.
While people across the globe and supporters from his own campaign doubted that winning the 2016 elections is a feat that Donald could ever achieve, he proved everyone wrong by becoming the 45th President of the United States.
Even though Donald Trump might be one of the most notorious candidates in the history of the US Presidential elections, there are many lessons that one can learn from the real-estate mogul. One of them being the power of persistent efforts and self-motivation.
While there were people who were betting on his loss, there were celebrities like Mike Tyson, Hulk Hogan and Willie Robertson, who knew better.
In case you are as shocked as we are over the tragic turn of events, here are five people who predicted Trump’s victory:
The Simpsons knew better even in 2000. The popular cartoon series had predicted that Trump will be the US President back in an episode titled ‘Bart to the Future’ aired in March 2000 (that’s right 16 years ago!).
Brexit campaigner and UKIP leader had faith in Trump all along. “I now strongly think Trump will win,” he had told Reuters in September.
Oscar-winning documentary-maker Michael Moore in July had announced that he believed that Trump would be the next President of America. “And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full-time sociopath is going to be our next president,” he wrote on his website.
The American political historian had predicted Trump’s victory back in September. In an interview with the Washington Post blog The Fix in September, Litchman cited 13 reasons how Trump would win. “We have never before seen a candidate like Donald Trump, and Donald Trump may well break patterns of history that have held since 1860,” he told The Fix.
The controversial British journalist and US editor-at-large for Mail Online, Piers Morgan has known Trump since the days Trump hosted Celebrity Apprentice in 2008. He has been vocal about the possibility of Trump winning the elections and his support came as no surprise. “As the man who predicted @realDonaldTrump would last more than 3 weeks AND win the Rep nomination, I now predict he’ll beat Hillary Clinton,” he had tweeted in April.
As the man who predicted @realDonaldTrump would last more than 3 weeks AND win the Rep nomination, I now predict he’ll beat Hillary Clinton.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 27, 2016