There are an eerie number of showbiz coincidences surrounding the political rise of Donald Trump. This 1958 TV Western, “Trackdown: The End of the World”, anticipates some pretty specific details, including the need for a wall to save the people from annihilation. Fact or fiction?
“A 1950s TV show had a fear-mongering conman named Trump who wanted to build a wall”
by Clara Sinclair
January 10, 2019
On May 8, 1958, art imitated life in 2018. In an episode of a TV show called Trackdown, there was a conman named Trump, who tried to scare the bejeezus out of a town by preaching, “at midnight tonight, without my help and knowledge, every one of you will be dead.” The only way he could save them is by building a wall.
One sane man tries to talk some sense into the sheriff, with Trump in their presence. “How long are you going to put up with this?” he asks. But the brainwashed sheriff replies with a dumb, “What do you mean?”
How long are you going to let this conman walk around town?” the man persists.
Then Trump speaks his signature line: “Be careful son, I can sue you.” Read more and watch the entire episode here.