Michael Moore wasn't the only person on the left to predict that Donald Trump would win the 2016 Presidential Election. In July 2015, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison was on ABC's This Week, talking about the candidates for the Republican nominee (oh, to go back to better days), when he warned people of the very real possibility that the crazy reality TV billionaire could actually end up being president of the United States. And then everyone except him cracked up. Oops.
In the clip, George Stephanopoulos has a panel consisting of Ellison, Maggie Haberman from The New York Times, Matthew Dowd from ABC, and Republican (but non-Trump voter) strategist Ana Navarro.
Ellison says (emphasis mine),
All I want to say is that anybody from the Democratic side of the fence who's terrified of the possibility of President Trump better vote, better get active, better get involved, because this man has got some momentum. And we better get ready for the fact that he might be leading the Republican ticket.
At this point Stephanopoulos and Haberman start to laugh, and Stephanopoulos says, "I know you don't believe that. But I want to go on..."
But Ellison continues,
You know, George, we had Jesse Ventura in Minnesota win the governship. Nobody thought he was going to win. I'm telling you, stranger things have happened.