IT wasn’t just the Simpsons that saw Donald Trump’s victory coming – Nostradamus nailed it too, according to conspiracy theorists. They also believe that the 16th Century oracle predicted the election will lead to the end of the world. Donald Trump snatched the presidency in a surprise victory on Tuesday – 16 years after The Simpsons joked about it.
Who many believe to be a prophet – wrote: “The great shameless, audacious bawler. He will be elected governor of the army: The boldness of his contention. “The bridge broken, the city faint from fear.” The theorists believe that the “shameless, audacious bawler” is a direct reference to Mr Trump and his outspoken, unapologetic style of campaigning.
“Governor of the army” is being interpreted as the leader of the most powerful military country in the world, the United States.
One prediction reads: “The false trumpet concealing madness will cause Byzantium to change its laws. ”Theorists believe that the “False trumpet concealing madness” is Trump and that the reference to Byzantium – an Ancient Greek colony – could be linked to the influx of refugees coming through Greece. Donald Trump’s anti-immigration stance has been at the centre of his campaign.
Finally Nostradamus writes “the Republic of the big city” will engage in costly military operations, ordered by the “trumpet”, which has led to fears of nuclear war. Another theory is that Trump is the “third antichrist” that Nostradamus predicted, after Napoleon and Hitler. According to his writings the third antichrist will be the one who triggers the Apocalypse.
Social media users have reacted to the 400-year-old prophecies with alarm. One Facebook user wrote: “Nostradamus predicted this outcome. Nostradamus predicted after the trumpet wins, there will be a Great War! He predicted this 400 years ago!”
Another added: “I pretty sure this is the start to Nostradamus’ prediction of the Apocalypse. ”A Twitter user wrote: “Is Donald Trump the antichrist Nostradamus prophecied?”Another fearful user wrote: “Donald Trump, the third antichrist? Those who know Nostradamus, will tremble in fear.”