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A 1950s TV Show Eerily Predicted Trump's Border Wall

We'd like to introduce you to a man named Trump -- a balding conman who promises to build a wall to stop a "cosmic explosion" that will end the world as we know it. 

And no, we're not talking about the president of the United States.

Walter Trump stars in a 1950s television show called Trackdown, and many people on social media have recently pointed out he has eerie similarities to President Trump.

Let us count the ways.

In one clip of a 1958 episode -- aptly named 'The End Of The World' -- which has gone viral in recent days, Walter Trump invents a dangerous threat and tricks a town into giving him money to build his wall.

He then holds a tent meeting in the town of Talpa. Texan Ranger Hoby Gilman attempts to prove Trump is a fraud.

"Trust me, I can build a wall around your homes that nothing will penetrate," Walter Trump said.

"You ask, how do you build that wall? I'm here to tell you."

"You're a liar, Trump," responded someone in the crowd. "There's not going to be a ring of fire."

"Can you deny the meteorites will come?" he fired back. "It's not going to happen the way you say it is."

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The viral clip has emerged as President Trump engages in a bitter feud with the Democrats over funding a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. On Thursday, he threatened to use emergency powers to bypass Congress and get billions of dollars to pay for the wall, as a partial government shutdown over the issue stretched into its 20th day.

On Wednesday, the president stormed out of a meeting with  Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi who refused to budge. He called the meeting a "total waste of time".

It comes as another embarrassing video emerged of Donald Trump using a concrete wall metaphor about 15 years ago.

The clip, unearthed by the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, shows Trump  addressing students at Wagner College back in 2004.

"If there is a wall in front of you, go through it," he said back in 2004, apparently his metaphorical way of telling students to never give up.

At the end of the Trackdown episode, Walter Trump is arrested, so there's that.

Contact the author ebrancatisano@networkten.com.au

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