Flashback: Footage of Media's Trump 'Predictions' Comes Back in Humiliating Fashion


Every one of us can no doubt recall all of the dire predictions offered up about then-candidate Donald Trump throughout 2015 and 2016.

It was a running theme of media coverage — how every supposed misstep or gaffe signaled the imminent “end” of his campaign during the primaries, and how he had absolutely zero chance of defeating heavily favored Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton in the general election.

Of course, Trump’s campaign never actually ended because of the supposed gaffes and missteps, and he walloped Clinton decisively in November 2016, in spite of the endless predictions to the contrary.

Unfortunately, despite their many self-assured predictions prior to the election having been proven incredibly wrong, countless members of the media — whether anchors, contributors or “experts” — have insisted on continuing to offer up yet more confident predictions of the impending political demise of Trump’s presidency.

A small sampling of the multitude of media predictions about Trump has been compiled into a video on social media that is both hilarious and somewhat disconcerting at the same time.

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The compilation video starts off in August 2017 with several media personalities proclaiming the “bombshell” news that Trump’s presidency had reached a “tipping point” and had drawn near the “beginning of the end” of his time in office.

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle was specifically featured (in a humorously repeated clip) saying, “I know we’ve said this over and over … and over and over … and over and over again.”

Do you think the media will ever calm down and just cover Trump in an objective fashion?

Fast-forwarding through September and October 2017, many of the same media personalities continued to assure viewers that “this is the beginning of the end” as they added in a new catch-phrase, “the walls are closing in.” That was a talking point that was quite obviously spread far and wide among the liberal media.

The dire “bombshells” that marked the “beginning of the end” continued through November and December 2017, again as Trump’s presidency hung precariously on a “tipping point” and was veritably “crippled.”

More “bombshells” and “trouble” came for Trump in January and February 2018, as the president was supposedly preparing to resign the office in disgrace.

Several clips of sleazy porn star attorney Michael Avenatti — and Lord knows there were hundreds of media appearances to choose from with this piece of work — featured him confidently predicting that Trump’s “resignation” was imminent and the president would not serve out the remainder of his term in office.

June and July 2018 showcased a return of the “walls are closing in” talking point with the media, as these same media personalities who’ve been so wrong on so many occasions continued to insist they were correct this time … it was “over” for Trump.

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The video quite cleverly then spliced together several different talking heads all saying the exact same phrases one word at a time, which is both amusing and frightening, as it laid bare the hive-mind of collectivist thought and adherence to scripted talking points that the media routinely deny leaning on.

Considering all of the “bombshells” that were dropped by the media over the past year, America’s political landscape should be more pockmarked than the no-man’s-land of a World War I battlefield … yet Trump continues to govern the country, relatively unscathed.

Indeed, in spite of this past year being the “beginning of the end” for more than 12 months, and in spite of the media continually insisting the “walls are closing in” on Trump, the president has nevertheless proceeded to achieve voluminous accomplishments.

Meanwhile, Trump hasn’t resigned, been impeached or indicted, and the same folks who made laughably wrong predictions during the 2016 election are still making laughably wrong predictions through Trump’s presidency.

Sadly, they will learn nothing from this video and will continue to pull out their hair as they obsess over everything Trump does, and we will continue to laugh at their utter absurdity.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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