You’re not watching an episode from the The Twilight Zone. No, this clip is from the 1950s western TV series TrackdownOr, to be more precise, it comes from a 1958 episode called “The End of the World.” The clips features Lawrence Dobkin playing the role of “Walter Trump,” a fraud who rides into town claiming, writes Snopes, “that only he could prevent the end of the world by building a wall.” The episode ends, in case you’re wondering, with the fear-mongering Trump getting placed under arrest. Freedom and sanity are restored. Hurray.

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  • John J says:

    I saw that last Saturday morning on Metv as apparently you did also and felt a little gobsmacked to have Trump be the bad guy, the snake-oil salesman of the piece. Magic umbrellas, indeed!
    Too bad Robert Culp didn’t get a chance to slap him around some.

  • brad says:

    The most notable difference: in the TV show is they have functioning public servants and public institutions that act on principle rather than political and financial expediency.

  • HarryTheHat says:

    Doesn’t he look a bit like Trump’s old man, Fred?

  • Ross lecompte says:

    Yep! He is a snake oil salesman .unlike the conservatives after after Obama’s election. My how we forget.

  • Ja says:

    The episode ends with Trump being shot.

    https://youtu.be/h1D2ynASqe4

    Editing it to say what you want it to say isn’t appropriate in my opinion. Like the ranger said in the episode “Your’re seeing what you want to see”

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