Nostradamus was a jolly chap. His predictions made hundreds of years ago have been used to retrospectively prove his powers. Hindsight is a great thing and his predictions are sufficiently vague enough to be interpreted to mean just about anything you like.
So here are a few of his predictions that could be related to the Trump presidency and together paint a pretty brutal picture of what is to come.
Century I, Quatrain 39
“At night the last one will be strangled in his bed because he became too involved with the blond heir elect. The Empire is enslaved and three men substituted.”
The Blond heir elect here refers to Trump and the Empire is the USA. There is currently one vacancy on the Supreme Court, could this mean he will have another two vacancies to fill during his time as president?
Century I, Quatrain 40
“The false trumpet concealing madness will cause Byzantium to change its laws.”
Obviously this is being interpreted as the mad Trump and his wish to change the laws of the US. KILL OBAMACARE.
Century I, Quatrain 57
“The trumpet shakes with great discord. An agreement broken: lifting the face to heaven: the bloody mouth will swim with blood; the face anointed with milk and honey lies on the ground.”
A broken agreement could be anything he has promised so far. Is Mexico really going to pay for that wall? The bloody mouth will swim with blood could be literal, maybe an assassination attempt or maybe his words will cause blood to flow, civil war style. The land of milk and honey is a general term used for a place where life is good, this could mean the US and its initial support for him and his subsequent downfall.
Century V, Quatrain 5
“Under the shadowy pretence of removing servitude, He will himself usurp the people and city: He will do worse because of the deceit of the young prostitute, Delivered in the field reading the false poem.”
His lies about draining the swamp got him into power and he will use his power to undermine the US and make himself and his cronies rich and powerful. The young prostitute could refer to Melania, his wife, once accused by the Daily Mail of being a call girl, who plagiarised the ‘false poem’ of Michelle Obama’s speech.
Century V, Quatrain 19
“The great Royal one of gold, augmented by brass, The agreement broken, war opened by a young man: People afflicted because of a lamented chief, The land will be covered with barbarian blood.”
I like the ‘augmented by brass’ line, considering the rumours of his false wealth. The rest is self explanatory.
Century VI, Quatrain 8
“Those who were in the realm for knowledge Will become impoverished at the change of King: Some exiled without support, having no gold, The lettered and letters will not be at a high premium.”
The realm of knowledge will become impoverished at the change of king. The rise of false news, the obvious lies. The only truth now is what people believe over and above facts or evidence. Experts no longer matter, facts no longer have any power over him.
Century VI, Quatrain 13
“A doubtful one will not come far from the realm, The greater part will want to uphold him: A Capitol will not want him to reign at all, He will be unable to bear his great burden.”
The greater part being the electorate who put him into power. He will be unable to bear his great burden because he is a thin skinned toddler who overreacts to every slight.
Do I believe any of this? No, but its fun to try to fit these centuries old predictions into current events. Whatever happens, you can guarantee it will be exciting. Like watching a spy farce in real time.