Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump (who is reported to have had connections to the KKK), may have been the real-life inspiration for a character on HBO's Watchmen.
In "The Extraordinary Being," the sixth episode of Watchmen, Angela Abar comes across a character by the name of Fred when she experiences her grandfather Will's memories during his time as a police officer.
As reported by Vox, it is heavily hinted that Fred may be inspired by Fred Trump. Fred is depicted as an anti-Semite who sets fire to a Jewish deli in Queens. He is also suspected of fraternizing with police officers who are presumed members of a racist crime group in the show known as Cyclops. The group evolves into the Seventh Kalvary.
At the end of the episode, two Cyclops members are seen driving away in a car with the slogan "F.T. & Sons," possibly for Fred Trump and Sons. In the end, Will kills Fred.
Many on Twitter speculated that Fred may have been Donald Trump's father following the premiere of the episode.
The villain 'Fred' in #Watchmen E6 is based on Fred Trump. Both had connections to the KKK and owned supermarkets in Queens. Fred's company was called F.T. and Sons, while Fred Trump's was E. Trump & Son pic.twitter.com/boPQ1S7hAv
— Hidden Easter Eggs (@FilmEasterEggs) November 28, 2019
Nice, subtle touch in this week’s episode of #Watchmen, “This Extraordinary Being.”
“Fred” may possibly be Fred Trump. He’s involved in the Ku Klux Klan, he operates out of Queens, and his business is marked as “F.T. and Sons.” pic.twitter.com/ifcN5iOatP
— Darren Mooney (@Darren_Mooney) November 25, 2019
The Fred from last nights Watchmen was Fred Trump pic.twitter.com/u05vj4CO9L
— Trey (@TreyAdell) November 26, 2019
You can watch the full season of Watchmen on HBO Go.
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