Why People Think Nostradamus Predicted The 2020 Election 500 Years Ago

Americans have learned that pretty much anything can happen during 2020. At this point, it makes sense to "expect the unexpected," especially in regard to the presidential election. Kanye West (sort of) threw his hat in the ring, announcing his plans to "run" for president, despite not completely going through with the tasks that needed to be done so his name would appear on the ballots in every state. President Donald Trump contracted the coronavirus, which led to the cancellation of the second debate

Joe Biden pushed for a virtual format given Trump's positive diagnosis and Trump refused to comply. Lil Wayne endorsed Trump and 50 Cent publicly supported Trump until his ex-girlfriend Chelsea Handler called him out and said she would give him another shot if he took it back. Cindy McCain, the widow of late Republican senator John McCain has committed to voting Biden. In short, there's just a lot to unpack, with so many unexpected twists and turns.

However, there are many people who think that the 2020 election isn't so up in the air, as they believe that Nostradamus actually predicted a Trump victory more than 500 years ago.

Some Americans believe Nostradamus predicted the 2020 election results

Throughout 2020, every demographic has been analyzed with the intent to make correct predictions about the presidential election. However, some people are looking beyond the polls for answers. In fact, they're not even turning to anyone in the 21st century for insight. Instead, some Americans believe that French astrologist, Michel de Nostredame, better known as "Nostradamus," envisioned a Donald Trump victory... all the way back in 1555, per Express. 

Nostradamus wrote a book called Les Propheties, full of quatrains, which are four-line stanzas. Many people credit the astrologer for predicting World War II and President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963. Nevertheless, the stanzas are rather vague and can be interpreted in multiple ways. Nostradamus wrote, "The false trumpet concealing madness / Will cause Byzantium to change its laws. From Egypt there will go forth a man who wants / The edict withdrawn, changing money and standards." Apparently, that "trumpet" was referring to Donald Trump, without any actual evidence to support the claim. Based on the text alone, it could be logical to say that the quatrain was referring to the 2016 election.

As absurd as it sounds, there are people who believe this theory. One person tweeted, "Trump wins... Nostradamus said so!!" Another shared, "Ya'll do realize Nostradamus predicted Trump being elected and re-elected. He also predicted the Coronavirus being spread by China." There's no concrete link to Nostradamus' words and the election outcome, but some people will see what they want.