While many didn't see it coming, Donald Trump being elected the 45th President of the United States was, however, predicted by some, namely the entertainment industry.

The most well-known instance dates as far back as 2000 when The Simpsons rather humorously and mockingly insisted that Trump would become president at some point in the future.

Earlier this year, The Simpsons writer Dan Greaney reflected on the 16-year-old episode, saying it was "a warning to America." He then went on to add, "That just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom. It was consistent with the vision of America going insane."

In addition to the comedy series, a music video by Rage Against The Machine from 1999 also appeared to predict a Trump presidency. In the clip for "Sleep Now in the Fire," a man is pictured with a sign that reads "Donald J Trump for President."

Ironically enough, the music video was directed by documentary filmmaker and anti-Trump protestor Michael Moore.

More indirectly, the Back to the Future films referenced Trump for president as well. In the second movie, Biff Tannen is pictured becoming a successful businessman, leading him to open a 27-story casino and also use his money to influence politics — a la impersonating Trump. Many fans have long since insisted that this detail references Donald Trump, and Back to the Future writer Bob Gale even went so far as to confirm the theory just last year.

"We thought about it when we made the movie," Gale said.

He went on to add, "There's a scene where Marty confronts Biff in his office and there's a huge portrait of Biff on the wall behind Biff, and there's one moment where Biff kind of stands up and he takes exactly the same pose as the portrait."

While there may be other instances throughout entertainment history, these are a few standout occurrences when a Trump presidency was indeed predicted.

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