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Old 01-11-2019, 05:39 PM   #1
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An episode of a 1950s Western drama may have foretold America’s current border wall crisis more than 60 years ago. Politics today and the show both feature men named Trump with a wall that is promised to protect every citizen from danger.

“Trackdown” aired on CBS between 1957 and 1959 and took place in Texas following the Civil War. The series followed Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman, played by Robert Culp, on his adventures protecting the people of the Lone Star State. The 30th episode of the show, titled “The End of The World,” premiered on May 9, 1958, and saw a con man named Walter Trump, played by Lawrence Dobkin, attempt to scam the entire town.

The fictional Trump warned the Texans that apocalyptic meteors would strike the town at midnight, but he could protect everyone. “I bring you a message,” he said. “A message few of you will be able to believe…but be not afraid my friends: I also bring you the means with which to save yourself.”

His solution was to build a wall made of magical metal


Snopes confirmed that the eerily prescient episode was real.

https://variety.com/2019/politics/ne...mp-1203106000/
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:27 PM   #2
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Crap. Started this thread in the wrong forum.

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This reminds me of that comic book reference from 1990 where in the future, a populist hero named Donald Trump builds a massive wall.. and hands out hats!

from Heavy Metal magazine, June 1990:

https://thenib.com/this-comic-from-1...d-trump-s-wall

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Old 01-15-2019, 02:36 PM   #5
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This is too much ... 30 seconds in he says "I alone can understand" the message.
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:01 PM   #6
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