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Pop Culture Warned Us About Trump, Part 6: ‘President’ Al Franken!

One of the wisest political minds to analyze Donald Trump might actually be sitting right now in the halls of American government. After all, he already wrote the book on it.

March 15, 2016

Pop Culture Warned Us About Trump, Part 5: ‘The Waldo Moment’

“Unprecedented” is a word you hear to describe Donald Trump. When searching for some kind of antecedent for Trump’s unlikely ascendance, the closest thing most people have been able to locate — and, believe me, the resemblance is jarring — is an incorrigibly vulgar cartoon blue bear named Waldo.

January 12, 2016

Pop Culture Warned Us About Trump, Part 4: ‘The Dead Zone’

Stephen King’s most terrifying invention may be something much closer to home — a coarse, unstable demagogue who enters the political arena seemingly out of nowhere, rides a wave of populism to an unlikely White House victory, and raging with messianic self-regard incites a nuclear apocalypse. Sound at all familiar?

December 19, 2015

Pop Culture Warned Us About Trump, Part 3: Lex Luthor!

If Donald Trump were elected president, What would happen to Truth, Justice, and the American Way?

December 14, 2015

Pop Culture Warned Us About Trump, Part 2: ‘MAD Magazine’!

Welcome to the second part of our ongoing series, examining all the ways that the artistic and entertainment communities have been trying to warn America that Donald Trump was up to no good. Our latest: The career of Donald Trump, as chronicled by one of America’s greatest institutions of public commentary — MAD Magazine.

December 9, 2015

Pop Culture Warned Us About Trump, Part 1: The Penguin!

Our first villainous template of The Donald will actually come from long before he ever hit the scene in American culture, but whom we think captures his nature so perfectly.

December 7, 2015