It seems like crazy theories are popping up everywhere these days. From the belief that the world is flat, to the concept of an impending alien invasion – there is no shortage of outlandish claims in circulation today.
Many people argue that the majority of these theories are a waste of time to even consider, and they are probably right. Heck, a lot of these ideas started out as jokes from online trolls that went on to take a life of their own.
Still, there is one persistent theory that continues to resurface from time to time. And as strange as it is (and unlikely as it is), it does include some interesting historical coincidences and synchronicities that are worth knowing about – if for no other sake than pure trivia knowledge.
Hopefully you’re sitting as you read this, because it’s going to be a doozy. Are you ready? Wait for it. Here it comes…
Donald Trump’s Time Warp
The theory is that US President Donald Trump is a time traveler. Now wait! Let’s both agree this is ridiculous on its face. Even without the Trump element thrown in, the very idea of time travel is laughable – something usually relegated to the confines of science fiction like Doctor Who or Star Trek.
But, to be fair, as ludicrous as it sounds on its face, at least it has more meat to it than other alleged time traveler stories like that of John Titor – who has been popularized in everything from Marvel comics to the Steins; Gate anime. And, the Trump family does have some real connections to well-known figures, like famous scientist Nikola Tesla, that have turned out to be true.
So what is the supposed evidence for Trump having access to time travel technology? The main piece of proof (bear with me, I use that term very lightly here) offered up is an obscure series of novels from the 1800s revolving around a young time traveler who shares Trump’s surname.
The Many Adventures of Trump
In fact, the main character in those books is called Baron Trump, the same name as Donald Trump’s youngest son in real life. The books, aptly titled The Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and Baron Trump’s Marvelous Underground Journey, chronicle the many escapades of the heir to the wealthy Trump family who lives at the luxurious Castle Trump.
The titular character not only shares the US president’s namesake and family background, but also many of his personality traits such as his tendency to be self-aggrandizing and penchant for personalizing the insults he gives his opponents. If that’s not enough, Baron Trump in the books starts his adventure in Russia, where he befriends and follows the advice of an extraordinary man named ‘Don’.
Most people chalk all this up to coincidence, but some believe the author of the novels, Ingersoll Lockwood, may have been a clairvoyant. His books do seem downright prophetic. Or perhaps Donald Trump himself gave Lockwood the inspiration for his books. After all, the author lived in Trump’s home state of New York.
But wait, the theory gets even more bizarre. Because not only was the Trump family essentially portrayed in an old book series, but he may also have had a doppelganger in the US military…
Trump’s Past Life?
Once again, take this all with a grain of salt. The amount of belief you invest in this is probably directly related to your openness to the concept of reincarnation. The theory is that Donald Trump might be the reincarnation of the late American General George S. Patton.
You might be asking yourself, “Who is George Patton?” Well, buckle up, because he was one of the most unpredictable, aggressive, and volatile heroes to come out of World War II. Despite his iconic status within military circles, his methods have, in retrospect, been considered controversial and divisive.
Even before the reincarnation theory came into play, Trump has often been compared to the late general based on personality alone. Indeed, when you put quotes from the two men side by side, they are almost indistinguishable from each other.
Here are some samples of Patton’s quotes:
“As long as you attack them, they cannot find the time to attack you.”
“The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.”
“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t.”
Sounds like a real sweetheart, right? Yeah, General Patton may have been considered charismatic, but he was about as cuddly as a heart attack. And just like Trump, he was highly critical of Germany’s leadership.
After all, Patton’s last assignment was advancing American troops into German territory alongside Allied nations. While Trump has been more interested in instigating trade wars with Germany rather than full-blown military combat, the essence of their strategies remains remarkably similar.
The comparisons don’t stop at their character traits either. Recently some netizens have noticed the physical similarities between the two men. From the trademark scowl to the hanging jowls, there’s a lot of material to work with. The fact that Trump was born in 1946, just a year after Patton’s death, has only added to the speculation that Patton may have been Trump in a past life.
Or maybe modern day Trump is a time-traveling Patton!
Okay, that’s pushing it. But regardless of where you stand on the theory, there’s no denying that the patterns presented here are pretty nifty when you think about them. Just… maybe don’t think about them too much.
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