Did Kurt Cobain Actually Predict Donald Trump as President?
A Kurt Cobain quote that claims the Nirvana singer predicted Donald Trump's presidency has been circulating the internet over the last few years. It is commonly featured on a blank screenshot with the title Kurt Cobain Knew it All Along - A Quote From 1993. It reads:
In the end I believe my generation will surprise everyone. We already know that both political parties are playing both sides from the middle and we'll elect a true outsider when we fully mature. I wouldn't be surprised if it's not a business tycoon who can't be bought and who does what's right for the people. Someone like Donald Trump as crazy as that sounds.
A Twitter user sent out the screenshot yesterday (Aug. 1), to which Daily Beast reporter Lachlan Markay replied, "Cobain did not, in fact, say this. The quote was invented by a pro-Trump Facebook group in 2016. And the idea that Cobain *would* ever muse positively about a 'business tycoon' doing 'right for the people' should immediately set off your bullshit detector."
A simple Google search will reveal a number of sites that claim to have debunked the quote, including Snopes, who has traced the original post back to a Facebook page called Trump Train. They say that the post was first made on July 30, 2016, although it does not appear when searching through the page's picture archive. It could have been deleted since posting.
Although there is no way to definitively say that Cobain never uttered these words, there is no evidence to say that he did.
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