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While everyone spent this week focused on what Back to the Future Part II got right and wrong about 2015, Rage Against the Machine went ahead and predicted Donald Trump’s current presidential campaign all the way back in 2000.
Well, sort of.
Because the Internet, Rage Against the Machine’s “Sleep Now in the Fire” video has gone viral anew thanks to an image showing a “Donald J. Trump for president 2000” sign. Trump, of course, is the frontrunner to win the Republican nomination for president here in 2015.
The Trump signage was first spotted by BroBible back in September, but perhaps owing to the spark of the space-time continuum, has come back around again this month. Before accusing Rage Against the Machine of possessing a DeLorean, however, remember that Trump flirted with running for president in 2000 as a Reform Party candidate.
“Do I need to be president to feel good about myself? I feel pretty good right now,” Trump wrote in his 1999 book The America We Deserve. He decided against running for president in 2000, but after Rage Against the Machine released its video.