Friday, January 11, 2019

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

In an all-too-poignant instance of life imitating art, a clip from a 1958 episode of old western series Trackdown sees a con man named Trump convincing an entire town that the world will end unless they let him build a border wall. Seriously.

In the episode, titled “The End of the World,” Walter Trump tries to sell the town of Talpa a “wall,” though on the show this wall is meant to protect the world against meteor showers rather than migrants.