Donald Trump's election victory predicted by The Simpsons in 2000

The creator of The Simpsons has called the results of the US presidential election "beyond satire" after the show predicted Donald Trump's win 16 years ago.

In 2000, an episode of the comedy cartoon featured Mr Trump announcing his candidacy in an episode which saw a grown-up Lisa Simpson rise to the White House.

In the show the fictional Trump's previous term in office is alluded to and how it sent the American economy plummeting.

Matt Groening, one of the show's creators added that Mr Trump's stint in the White House would provide more scope for comic material as it would be "amazing in all its horror".

The 62-year-old, from Portland, Oregon added: "We predicted that he would be president back in 2000 - but (Trump) was of course the most absurd placeholder joke name that we could think of at the time, and that's still true. It's beyond satire."

Mr Groening continued: "One of the things that occurs to me is the sober writing of political history is impossible for this election.

"When historians are writing about this election, after all of the other presidents, it's the worst. Just quoting from it would be like a clown show."