As sophisticated pollsters forecast the outcome of the 2016 election, meanwhile a “psychic” goat has wordlessly weighed in with its own prediction.
“Boots,” a thoughtful three-year-old Golden Guernsey hailing from Jedburgh Scotland recently made this very low-key prediction of the ultimate people’s choice by biting the sign marked “Clinton” for the win, according to Scotland newspaper The Scotsman.
The goat, who was resplendent in a tartan scarf, wasn’t enthused about the future commander in chief, a classic goat move, although the crowd was. The Democratic nominee reportedly only holds a narrow lead as of election eve.
Earlier this year, “Boots” correctly predicted that the U.K. would vote to leave the European Union during another routine politically charged performance, the Scottish Sun previously reported.
This crucial update arrives just days after a “mystical” monkey in China, “Geda”, planted a kiss on a flat cardboard Trump to make its prediction, according to the Agence France-Presse. In other words, only time will tell who the true prophet is.
Oddly, neither nominee has used either fortune-teller in a diss track about his or her opponent.
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