DID NOSTRADAMUS PREDICT PRESIDENT TRUMP?
Updated: Sep 20
Is it possible for some gifted people to see the future? Of all those who have claimed to have this ability over the years, Nostradamus is by far the most famous. Four of Nostradamus’ quatrains seem specifically to deal with Donald Trump, as detailed below:
First: Century Eight, Quatrain 41 says that a fox will be elected without speaking one word, that he appears saintly in public (living on barley bread), and afterward suddenly becomes a tyrant, standing on the throats of the greatest men. To begin, Trump’s hair and skin often appear to have an orangish hue, like a fox. Also, he has proven himself to be cunning like a fox (or crazy like a fox). He was elected without speaking one word of truth, gibbering nonsense about Mexico paying for the wall (which he later denied), Obama not being an American citizen, and claiming his lawyer paid Stormy Daniels for some unknown reason. Trump has broken records with his sheer volume of less-than-truthful statements, created new job opportunities for fact-checkers, and taken us to an era that has been labeled “post-truth.” Trump made an appearance in a Detroit church on Sept. 4, 2016) to try and appear to be a good Christian. Trump claimed to be “a religious person,” and said, “the Bible is the most special thing.” He described going to communion, saying that he drinks the wine and eats his “little cracker.” He said this makes him feel good and “pure.” When asked about his favorite chapter and verse, he said it was a personal matter, and declined to say any more. On September 3, 2016, he read aloud from the Bible, and referred to II Corinthians as “Two Corinthians,” instead of “Second Corinthians.” After being elected, Trump has been accused of enriching himself and his family, intimidating his enemies, silencing his critics, and trying to stop investigations into his wrongdoing. He pardoned Roger Stone after Stone was found guilty in court of breaking laws to get Trump elected. He has claimed with no evidence whatsoever that mail-in voting leads to massive fraud, oversees very suspicious cost-cutting measures at the post office prior to the 2020 election, and says he will have to wait and see what the results of the election are before he agrees to abide by them.
Here are a dozen examples of great (and powerful) people whom Trump has treated antagonistically:
*FBI Director James Comey – fired and disparaged by Trump for refusing to swear his personal loyalty and promise to make the Russia investigation go away.
*Special Counsel Investigator Robert Mueller –Trump said he was leading a politically-motivated witch hunt. Trump’s Attorney General Barr intercepted the report and summarized it in a misleading way by saying there was no evidence of obstruction of justice, which Mueller’s Special Counsel Report clearly states is notits conclusion.
*Secretary of State Rex Tillerson –Trump called him “dumb as a rock” and fired him.
*Attorney General Jeff Sessions – after Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation, Trump called him “weak,” “disgraceful,” and “Mr. Magoo,” then asked Sessions for his resignation.
*U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff – was called “little Adam Schitt” by Trump.
*London Mayor Sadiq Khan – Trump called him a “loser” who was like New York mayor Bill de Blasio, but “only half his height.”
*Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic – Trump pushed him aside so he could be first for a NATO group photo in the new headquarters on May 25, 2017.
*Intelligence community watchdog Michael Atkinson – fired in April 2020 by Trump for notifying Congress of Trump’s infamous call to the leader of Ukraine, where he promised to give them the aid they desperately needed to defend their country from the Russians, but only after they did Trump a favor and investigated Biden and his son.
*Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman – fired by Trump for testifying in the Senate investigations.
*U.S. envoy Gordon Sondland – fired by Trump for testifying in the Senate hearings.
*FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe – fired by Trump just 26 hours before he would have qualified for a pension.
*Coordinator of the Coronavirus Task Force Deborah Birx – was called “pathetic” by Trump because she honestly stated that the virus was “extraordinarily widespread.” Trump has said that the U.S. is “doing a great job” of handling the pandemic, that the dangerous drug hydroxychloroquine is fine, that people should consider drinking disinfectant or putting UV lights inside their bodies, has resisted advice to wear a mask, and has pressured schools and businesses to reopen quickly, despite continuing high numbers of COVID-19 cases.
Second: Century 10, Quatrain 73 says that past and present will be judged by the great joker (jovialist), that the world too late will tire of him, and that through the clergy, the oath-taker is disloyal. To begin with, Trump is a consummate performer who enjoys entertaining an audience. Prior to becoming president, Trump had said over 100 times that the rest of the world was laughing at America. He promised this would stop when he became president. Far from stopping, the laughing seems to have grown louder. When Trump spoke at the U.N. and bragged that his administration had done more than any administration in history, he was met with a round of laughter. This is probably the first time ever that the U.N. assembly laughed at a statement made in seriousness by a U.S. president. Whether or not Trump wins the 2020 election, he will step down only after hundreds of thousands of Americans die needlessly from COVID-19. Elected with the support of his evangelical, right-wing base, he is accused of acting in self-interest and failing to maintain his oath of office to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution. In the third-ever impeachment trial in U.S. history, Trump was accused of obstruction of justice, showing that the oath-taker was indeed disloyal, despite being rescued by sycophantic Republicans in the Senate.
Third: Century Six, Quatrain 13 says that the doubtful one will not come far from the realm, that the greater part will want to uphold him, that a capitol will not want him to reign at all, and that he will be unable to bear his great burden. Trump was doubted from the start by everyone, and it was considered an impossibility that he would actually win the 2016 election. Trump is not far from the ruling class, as he is a billionaire who cavorts with political elites. He rents a U.S. Post Office property in D.C. and operates a hotel (where troops of foreign dignitaries stay, enriching Trump so as to curry favor with him, all in violation of the emoluments clause), which is near the White House. Although he lost the popular vote, Trump did win the electoral college vote to become president. Not only do Democrats despise him, but even many Republicans are horrified by the things Trump says and the direction in which he takes their party. He is most clearly unable to bear his burden, as evidenced by his total inability to conduct a press conference in a civil manner, stop tweeting nonsense at all hours of the day, admit when he is wrong, stop lying, stop trying to make everything he does sound record-breaking and fantastic, stop trying to get his face on Mt. Rushmore, stop kowtowing and groveling to Putin, and stop holding rallies for no apparent reason. He does not seem to understand what his job is, nor care how the government actually works. Everything he does and says is partisan, based entirely on self-interest, and demonstrates clearly that he has never even read the Constitution. For example, he recently argued that he had full power over governors regarding coronavirus restrictions, saying, “When somebody is President of the United States, the authority is total.” Comments like this leave all educated citizens speechless.
Fourth: Century Six, Quatrain Eight says that those who were in the realm for knowledge become impoverished at the change of king, that some are exiled without financial support, and that the lettered and letters will not be at a high premium. Trump has cut the budgets for scientific research every year he has been in office. Trump has consistently denied scientific data regarding climate change, has withdrawn the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, and has said he will get back the coal jobs so we can burn more “clean coal,” as if there were such a thing. French President Macron even made a public call for American scientists to please move to France, where they would be welcomed. Many scientists have left the U.S. for jobs elsewhere. The new tax code put forth in December of 2017 does not allow graduate students to deduct their tuition expenses, as had previously been the case. Trump’s disregard for scientific medical advice during the coronavirus outbreak has been stunning. When campaigning for his first term, Trump famously said, “I love the uneducated!”
Why do all these facts about the larger-than-life comic book character of the Trumpster resemble the prophecies of Nostradamus so closely? Could it be sheer coincidence, or could Nostradamus actually see our current predicament? As you ponder this, remember the haunting refrain: too late will the world tire of him.
These prophecies of Nostradamus were discovered in the course of research for the book Utopia Found. For a list of his predictions that did come true, the book is available on Amazon.