Four remarkable predictors that foretold a Donald Trump win much before the elections. # 4 Is the most amazing
How Many people are right now shaking their fingers and saying “I told you so, I Knew Trump is going to win”. Well it’s been a bit of a shock and a true upset in the race for the Presidency, But Donald Trump has triumphed by a spectacular margin against Hillary Clinton. Although his win has amazed the world, what’s even more amazing is the fact there have been the most unlikely sources which predicted his win. Not many people realize how inevitable a Trump win was due to the frustration and need for radical change in one sector of the population of USA. Politics aside, here are 4 predictions of Trumps win in the presidential elections of America who actually got it right.
1 The Halloween Mask Index
Every four years a survey is conducted by the retail chain Spirit Halloween to record what presidential candidate mask people would love to dress up in for the Halloween festival? The majority of votes is also taken as an indication of the winner of the US elections. Each time the survey has been correct. This year too, they got it right when Trump was polled as the most favored mask for Halloween.
2 The Mystic Monkey
There is a mystic monkey in Changsha China who is used regularly by the Shiyanhu Ecological tourism park authorities to predict outcome of European football matches. This year they used the monkey to predict the winner of the US presidential elections. Last Thursday, Geda as the monkey is called, was placed on a red table between two cardboard cutouts of Trump and Hillary Clinton. The monkey wearing a yellow T shirt which said “king of prophecies’’. Not only did the monkey choose trump it even planted a kiss on the cutout’s cheek which thrilled all present.
3 The American University Professor
Allan Lichtman is an American university professor who has been right in his predictions of the US presidential elections since 1948. The professor doesn’t rely on any analytics or surveys; instead he uses 13 keys for his predictions. According to Lichtman, the presidency isn’t determined by campaigns and speeches but by performance of the party in power. If the party’s performance is good they retain the presidency but if not, the challenger wins. Lichtman’s 13 keys are
(1) incumbent-party mandate, (2) incumbency, (3) third party, (4) short-term economy, (5) long-term economy, (6) nomination contest, (7) policy change, (8) scandal, (9) social unrest, (10) foreign or military success, (11) foreign or military failure, (12) incumbent charisma, and (13) challenge charisma. Although Lichtman predicted a Trump win, he said it was his hardest prediction ever.
4 The Simpsons
And finally the most unlikely source of prediction of a Trump win. The all American comic cartoon ‘The Simpsons”. In an episode aired 16 years ago, Bart Simpson was given a eye to the future 30 years from that time where he sees his sister Lisa Simpson as president of the USA. She succeeds none other than Donald Trump. When Matt Groenig the creator was asked about the prediction this is what he had to say.
“We predicted that he would be president back in 2000 – but [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.”