Move Over Simpsons, Love Actually Also Predicted a Bully President

We’re still a few days away from Thanksgiving, but when “Love Actually” is on Netflix and the temperature dips below 40 degrees, well, you watch it.

During the first of many, many viewings this holiday season, a scene I previously didn’t care much about suddenly took on new meaning.

I’ve never been a big Billy Bob Thornton fan, so his brief appearance in the movie is usually not a part I pay much attention to. That is, until 2016.

Check it out:

In a similar vein as a now-eerily true 2000 episode of “The Simpsons,” Hugh Grant’s role as Prime Minister must find a way to co-exist with a “bully” serving as none other than President of the United States.

Sound familiar?

In one of the prior scenes, Thornton’s character also was caught canoodling with the Prime Minister’s assistant, seemingly against her wishes, too. Sigh.

Like the rest of the world, I have no idea what’s ahead for us all when Trump takes over in January. But if there’s anything positive to take away from this clip, it’s that we must stand up to bullies, regardless of who they are.

And we can only hope some good comes of it.

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