Did A Fifties TV Show Predict President Donald Trump? Watch Video Some Call Eerily Prophetic

There’s a video circulating the web that has some people believing it’s a prophecy of sorts. It comes from a TV show in the fifties called Trackdown, and in the episode “The End Of The World,” a con man comes to town and preaches the end of the world is near. His name is Walter Trump and he tells the people he can save them by building a wall around the town. You can watch the video that has gone viral in the player below.

Watch Trackdown Episode With Walter Trump

While some initially questioned whether the video clip was real or had been edited or altered, reports verify that it is authentic. You can see the IMDB page with the cast of characters in the link above. Walter Trump was played by the actor Lawrence Dobkin. When you watch the video, it becomes apparent that there are many similarities between the debate surrounding Donald Trump’s run for office and subsequent presidency and the episode’s plot. Trump is described as a con man or snake oil salesman who is selling Armageddon to gullible people. Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman, the show’s lead character, challenges Trump and attempts to drive him out of town. At one point in the episode when Hoby confronts Trump, Trump responds with, “I’ll sue you.”

Here are some quotes from the episode that have caused people to feel it was a prophetic prediction of Trump’s presidency.

“I am the only one. Trust me. I can build a wall around your homes that nothing will penetrate.”

And another quote is eerily similar to Donald Trump’s campaign message.

“You ask, ‘How do you build a wall?’ You ask, and I’m here to tell you.”

Those who want to watch the full episode may do so in the video player below.

Watch Trackdown “The End Of The World” Full Episode

Response to the episode has been met with awe and astonishment. Many have expressed on social media the belief that it is a prediction about Trump’s presidency while others questioned it’s validity, as they simply couldn’t fathom such a coincidence could take place. The Huffington Post reported on the TV episode under weird news and even pointed out how in the episode Trump threatened to sue Hoby. This truly is a case of life imitating art as in current news, Trump has mentioned suing the press for publishing negative reports about him.

The Washington Post reported about Donald Trump threatening the media by changing libel laws. Ironically, the video shared came from a Texas rally Trump held. Trackdown took place in Texas. You may watch the video where then candidate Donald Trump spoke in Texas about changing libel laws.

MeTV has played the episode on their network and that helped the video to go viral. Additionally, the network confirmed its authenticity to Snopes. The Snopes report has received more than 50,000 likes and the story and video continue to spread across social media networks.

What adds another layer of interest to this weird and eerie viral story is what happens to the Trump character at the end of the episode.

As Texas Ranger Hoby demands Trump stop manipulating and deceiving the people, he faces challenges in bringing him down. Hoby needed to find a legal avenue to arrest Trump and take him into custody. Hoby is ready to take Trump into custody and put a stop to the charade once and for all when Trump is shot and killed by another character. As Trump’s character was killed, many people are predicting that President Trump is going to be assassinated. A report by gossip columnist Perez Hilton quotes psychic Lyndsay Edwards for predicting Trump’s assassination. The report states the following prophecy by Edwards.

“Donald Trump will be shot dead during a public speech he is doing. The person will shoot from a roof but will be killed by Trumps [sic] security immediately after killing Donald Trump.”

Is the Trackdown episode “The End Of The World” a true prediction of the future and if so, does that mean President Trump is in danger of meeting the same fate as Walter Trump?

What do you think about the eerie coincidences between the episode and Donald Trump’s campaign? What are your thoughts about the predictions made regarding Donald Trump’s presidency and possible assassination? Please leave your comments, thoughts, and opinions in the section below.

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Charisse Van Horn is a freelance writer from Tampa Bay. She writes for the Inquistir and was first to break the news about the April the giraffe and the live cam streaming from Animal Adventure Park. She enjoys writing about television, entertainment, and live animal cams.

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