Annie M.G. Schmidt, Abeltje en de heer Tump.
In 1953 Annie M.G. Schmidt, a famous Dutch writer, wrote a children’s book named Abeltje. The main character in the story travelled with his elevator to America. A mothball salesman travelled with him. At some point this salesman is elected president for dubious reasons (his mothballs are thought to have healing power). He ruins everything because he doesn’t understand the people. He makes himself very unpopular and the people depose him.
His name: Sir Tump.
Maybe Annie M.G. Schmidt had some predictive abilities….