1958 tv show predicted conman named Trump

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  1. Ronstar

    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it myself.

    A 1958 Western had an episode where a man named "Trump" came to an unsuspecting little Texas town. The man was a snakeoil salesman, a kook, a wackjob who tried to convince the people the End of the World was coming and the only solution was to build his expensive wall!!!

    Yes folks, not a joke, a real episode of the 1950s Western tv show "Trackdown".

    Psychic? maybe so.
     
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    Jestsayin Well-Known Member Donor

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    The wall they built must have worked. The world only ended in leftie minds in November, 2016. The rest on us sane folks are doing just fine thank you very much.
     
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    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    so only Conservatives are "sane"?

    you know the Communists and Nazis also punished and killed people who dared to disagree with them
     
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    HereWeGoAgain Well-Known Member

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    OMG! It's another Titan-Titanic event!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wreck_of_the_Titan:_Or,_Futility
     
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    carlosofcali Well-Known Member Donor

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    Trump will be the first president sent to prison after his removal. Thanks Republicans,what a great service you provide to our nation.:roll:
     
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    Sandy Shanks Well-Known Member Donor

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    Aw, geez, I loved it.
     
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    This thread is TDS on steroids! Ffffs!
     
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    When you are losing the argument ALWAYS bring in Nazi's or shout racist. It makes you look so smart.
     
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    Quantum Nerd Well-Known Member

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    Is this real or a fake that is just made like to look like a 1950s TV show? It just seems that there's too much coincidence. That's the problem with today's internet and also with the video editing techniques coming up. It is almost impossible to tell the fake from the real.
     
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    They had Dirty Donald down to a T,very prophetic.A dead ringer for our current con-man.
     
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    If you believe this crap. admit yourself to a mental facility.
     
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    Dayton3 Well-Known Member

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    The OP makes me think someone has way too much time on their hands.
     
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    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    its 100% real.

    real tv series.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trackdown_(TV_series)#The_End_of_the_World

    In "The End of the World", a rabble-rousing doomsayer named Walter Trump (played by Lawrence Dobkin) comes to town. He scares the townsfolk with talk of an impending disaster and claims to be the only person who can save them – by building a wall. He also threatens to sue Hoby when accused of dishonesty. By the end of the episode, he is arrested as a conman and fraud. The coincidental similarity to Donald Trump's name and proposed border wall was noted after his 2016 election.[5] Vanity Fair wrote that "of all the books and movies that presaged the rise of our reality-TV president... none are so eerily on the nose as this once-obscure, 1958 episode of Trackdown in which a demagogue named Trump attempts to convince a town that only he can save its citizens from the threats outside their borders... by building a wall."[6] The Wrap asked, "Want to talk about a weird coincidence?.... Some may call this episode titled 'The End of the World' the ultimate illustration of life imitating art, considering the episode aired May 8, 1958... it is pretty amusing, especially when the TV character threatens, 'Be careful, son. I can sue you.'"[7] The San Francisco Chronicle stated that "the character's speech is so similar to the president-elect's, it almost seems as if Donald Trump borrowed some catchphrases from Walter Trump."
     
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    Lawrence Dobkin was one hell of a great actor and director.
     
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    Like most suffering TDS since Nov. 2016, entire days are spent tilting at windmills.
     
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    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    wow, seems like this thread has touched a nerve
     
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    idiocy tends to do that.
     
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    I wish that's all they would do.
     
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    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    wow, and now the pathetic insults begin.

    #sad
     
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    Bet Officer Singh's family would find that video amusing, why don't you send it along to them.
     
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    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    who???
     
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    Sanskrit Well-Known Member

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    Mhmm. Who indeed.



    Hurry up and send it along now, then you can share the laffs with them.
     
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    That's hilarious. Well done.
     
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    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    please don't derail the thread.

    thanks
     
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    Sanskrit Well-Known Member

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    My posts to this weak-ass thread are directly on topic. If you disagree, take it up with the mods.

    Did you send the funny video to the Singh family yet?
     
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