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Sixteen years ago, it was the The Simpsons who correctly predicted Donald Trump's presidency of the United States of America. Thus, it actually came true and Trump became the 45th president of the US.

The Simpsons writer Dan Greaney said, "It was a warning to America. It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane."

In an earlier interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Greaney said the idea of a Trump presidency was intended to illustrate a "logical last stop before hitting bottom."

Matt Groening, The Simpsons' creator said in an interview with The Guardian: "Trump was, of course, the most absurd placeholder joke name that we could think of at the time, and that's still true. It's beyond satire."

It was on March 19, 2000, in an episode Bart to The Future, The Simpsons predicted a Donald Trump presidency. In that episode, when Lisa Simpson had been elected as Trump's successor and she quips, "We've inherited quite a budget crunch from President Trump."

Earlier this year, the Simpsons creators also released a brief animation in which Homer is considering whether to vote for Trump or Clinton, while lying in bed next to a book of Hitler speeches.

The Simpsons creators have got an eerie ability to predict the future. Six years ago they predicted that Bengt Holmström of MIT would receive the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2016, which he did. They foresaw the tiger attack on Siegfried and Roy, helped design the iPhone, predicted Apple Watches, and had also foreseen that the Rolling Stones would still be touring in 2016.

The co-creator of the Back to the Future movies once credited Trump as the inspiration for Bill Tannen; the bullying bad guy character of the time travelling 1980s trilogy.

Donald Trump has defied all the odds and became the 45th US president with a 0.8% lead over his democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Watch the full clip from "Bart to the Future" below.