Bernie Sanders predicted Trump’s election strategy one week ago

Bernie Sanders accurately predicted the strategy that Trump has employed in the aftermath of the election on 'The Tonight Show'

Loading the player...

Bernie Sanders may have lost out on his bid to be the next president, but his time on the campaign trail appears to have made him adept at predicting President Donald Trump‘s moves with eerie accuracy.

Last week during an October 23rd appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the former Democratic presidential hopeful treated viewers to some bold predictions about how things would play out following Tuesday’s general election.

Bernie Sanders
BURLINGTON, VT – MARCH 11: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivers a campaign update at the Hotel Vermont on March 11, 2020 in Burlington, Vermont. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

READ MORE: Lil Wayne’s model girlfriend Denise Bidot denies dumping him following his Trump endorsement

Amongst his savvy judgement calls was a now spot on assertion that Trump would opt to make a premature declaration that he was the winner on election night followed by an accusation of fraud over the votes that have yet to be tallied.

Low and behold, the claims Sanders, I-Vt. made on the NBC late-night show played out just as he said that would. Battleground states like Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and North Carolina still counting ballots as of Wednesday morning.

When host Fallon asked him to predict when a final winner would be determined and announced to the American public, Sanders used that as an opportunity to underscore the importance of counting every single vote.

READ MORE: Color Of Change PAC: ‘Biden and Harris clearly won and the final count will prove it.’

“You’re going to have a situation I suspect in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, other states, where they are going to be receiving huge amounts of mail-in ballots,” he said at the time. “Unlike states like Florida or Vermont they aren’t able, for bad reasons, to begin processing those ballots until Election Day or maybe when the polls close. That means you’re going to have states dealing with perhaps millions of mail-in ballots.”

“It could well be that at 10 o’clock on election night, Trump is winning in Michigan, he’s winning in Pennsylvania, he’s winning in Wisconsin, and he gets on the television and says, ‘Thank you Americans for re-electing me, it’s all over, have a good day,’ ” Sanders warned while expressing concern over Trump’s likeliness to go on television to prematurely declare a victory.

Sanders added that mail-in ballots would prove that Biden won but that Trump would not accept it.

“But then the next day and the day following all those mail-in ballots start getting counted and it turns out that Joe Biden has won those states. At which point Trump says, ‘See, I told you the whole thing was fraudulent. I told you those mail-in ballots were crooked. And we’re not going to leave office.’ “

At about 2:20 am ET on Wednesday morning, the president did falsely assert victory to his fan base as Sanders predicted.

Have you subscribed to theGrio’s podcast “Dear Culture”? Download our newest episodes now!

TheGrio is now on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku. Download theGrio today!

Loading the player...