Following the Inauguration Day, The Simpsons fans are speculating that the show predicted yet another major event – that of Kamala Harris and her Vice Presidency.
Kamala Harris & Lisa Simpson
Same vibe: pic.twitter.com/wrHDyd0qd8
— León Staines Díaz (@Leon_Staines) January 20, 2021
Well, kind of at least…In the episode, Bart To The Future, which aired in 2000, Lisa becomes the first female President of the US, but both Lisa and Ms. Harris wore a purple jacket, necklace, and earrings.
— ₘₑₘₒᵣᵢₑₛ🦋 (@butterflymem0ry) January 20, 2021
Obviously, this bizarre theory blew up as a thread on Twitter, but one thing The Simpsons did 100% predict is Donald Trump’s presidency of the US. In fact, in this episode, President Lisa says, ‘We’ve inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump.’
One of the writers of the show, Dan Greaney, had even shared, ‘It was a warning to America. That just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom. It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane.’
Kamala Harris really is Lisa Simpson and I’m all for it 😁 pic.twitter.com/82yTgsu09o
— the barefoot bandit (@Darth_Tsunami) January 20, 2021
Trump has now officially left the White House, returning home to Florida. This was only the fourth time in US history that an outgoing president did not attend the inauguration of his successor. The last president to do this was Andrew Johnson in 1869.