It's a little surprising he didn't throw George Washington in there, but maybe he didn't want to come off as boastful.
He's Made A Lot Of Crappy Predictions (And One Good One)
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Donald Trump takes a lot of pride in the fact that he "predicted 9/11." Some journalists have even lauded him for his prescience:
And it's true that, in his first book, Trump predicted terrorism would be an increasing problem for the U.S. He listed New York City as a potential target and even name-dropped Osama bin Laden. This all sounds impressive until you remember that, six years before he wrote The America We Deserve, a less successful attack was carried out on the World Trade Center, near Trump's home. You didn't have to be Nostradamus to predict a follow-up. Besides, the specific types of attack Trump worried about back then were some sort of bioweapon, or a "dirty bomb." He sure as shit didn't predict 9/11. But the "accuracy" of this prediction convinced Donald to make more predictions, this time in his 2011 book, all of which were hilariously wrong:
"In a handful of years, America will be engulfed by the economic tsunami that is the People's Republic of China -- my guess is by 2016, if we don't act fast."
SPOILER: America still hasn't been engulfed by China's economic tsunami. In fact, in 2015 their economic growth slowed to its lowest rate in a quarter-century. Trump made another prediction in his Chamber Of Secrets, 2011's Time To Get Tough: He said we had "four, maybe eight years tops" to turn the economy around. The key to that would be getting the price of oil down. If we had "proper leadership" (aka, him), Trump thought, we might be able to get the cost of oil down "to $40-$50 a barrel."
Oil is at $31.50 per barrel as of this writing.
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So you still agree that the president somehow controls the price of oil, Donald?
But there is exactly one instance in which Donald Trump made a prediction that was downright spookily accurate. In his first book, way back in 1999, he wrote:
"I am definitely a different look. I'm not prepackaged. I'm not plastic. I'm not scripted. And I'm not 'handled.' I tell you what I think. It's quite a departure from the usual office-seeking pols. Maybe the voters would find it refreshing. I guarantee you one thing, they'd find it interesting."
It took 16 years, but he was right on the goddamn money there.
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