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Author From The 1800s May Have Predicted Trump (Photos)

| by Sarah Zimmerman
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Internet users say that a fictional children's book from the 1800s contains a surprising number of similarities to our current president.

Ingersoll Lockwood, an American political satire writer, is best known for a series of children's novels that follow an aristocratic boy on his journey to Russia, according to Newsweek. The child's name? Baron Trump.

Trump is the main character in Lockwood's first two books, "The Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and His Wonderful Dog Bulgar" and "Baron Trump’s Marvelous Underground Journey." To some, the books have more modern day parallels than simply the name of the title character, who shares the same name as President Donald Trump's son, Barron. Baron is a young aristocrat who spends most of his days in Castle Trump. He quickly becomes tired of his wealthy lifestyle and decides to journey to Russia. 

In Russia, Baron is guided by "the master of all masters," a man named "Don." The boy follows Don's guidance and searches the Russian countryside looking for the entrance to an alternate dimension.

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Internet conspiracy theorists also believe that Lockwell's political pamphlet, "The Last President," has a number of connections to modern times, even though it doesn't star Baron Trump. In it, New York City is in turmoil after the election of an outsider candidate.

"Mobs of vast size are organizing under the lead of anarchists and socialists, and threaten to plunder and despoil the houses of the rich who have wronged and oppressed them for so many years," a passage reads.

Many have compared that passage to the Women's March and other organized protests that followed the president's election in 2016. 

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"The Fifth Avenue Hotel will be the first to feel the fury of the mob," the book continues, mentioning an address where the modern day Trump Tower stands. "Would the troops be in time to save it?"

According to HuffPost, internet conspiracy theorists are having a field day, saying that the other worlds Baron found could mean that the modern Trump family has had the ability to time travel. 

Leigh Scott, a filmmaker and Donald Trump supporter, hopes to raise enough money to turn Lockwood's books into a full-length feature. So far, he has raised $4,000 of his $100,000 goal on IndieGogo.

"I'm a huge fan of trolling, and making this movie is the greatest opportunity we have to troll the entire media," he said in a YouTube, trying to convince people to donate. "To make something so bizarre, so professional and so unique that they cannot deny its existence."

Sources: Newsweek, HuffPost, IndieGogo / Featured Image: Sebastian Vital/Flickr / Embedded Images: Aloysius Lafronge/Twitter, Bibliomaven/Blogspot

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