Best explanation for 2016 (deaths of icons, politics etc) is army of incompetent, amateur time travelers from future trying to prevent Trump
2025. THE DE-REGULATED ZONE. BANDS OF STARTUPS ROAM THE REMAINS OF SAN FRANCISCO, OFFERING ON-DEMAND PEDICURES AND HOUSING BY THE MINUTE.
Maybe the NSA project ASHLEYMADISON was a giant honeypot Turing test that succeeded and had to be deniably shut down
Unsurprisingly, Trump didn't pick Romney and has politically destroyed him now. Almost as if it were vengeance.