Sixty years ago, an episode of a TV showed called “Trackdown” told the story of a man named Trump who warns people that the world will be destroyed and that only he can save them … by building a wall.
President Donald Trump it is not, but rather the purely fictional character, “Walter Trump.” And it’s not the “Hollywood elite” or “fake news media” out to expose him but instead Robert Culp as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman.
“I bring you a message, a message few of you will be able to believe. A message of great importance. A message I alone was able to read in the fires of the universe,” faux Trump says. “And at midnight tonight, without my help and knowledge, every one of you will be dead.”
Some may call this episode, titled “The End of the World,” the ultimate illustration of life imitating art, considering the episode aired May 8, 1958.
You have to admit, it is pretty amusing, especially when the TV character threatens, “Be careful, son. I can sue you.”
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