The Simpsons on new president Trump: 'Being right sucks'

After Donald Trump's shock election win last week, it was pointed out that The Simpsons had actually aired an episode in 2000 where they referred to "President Trump".

The show's creators have followed it up, with a short clip posted on Twitter of the iconic beginning sequence, with Bart scribbling on the blackboard "BEING RIGHT SUCKS".

Responding to the apparently prophetic episode 16 years ago, Matt Groening, one of the show's creators said Trump's election is "beyond satire".

The 62-year-old said: "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.

"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."