West Wing and Social Network writer assaults president-elect as exhaustively incompetent animal with dangerous ideas
Aaron Sorkin, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of the Social Network and creator of the popular political series The West Wing, has written a letter to his wife and 15 -year-old daughter after the election of Donald Trump, in which he calls on them to fight injustice anywhere they see it.
The letter, which is addressed to Sorkin Girls, focuses on the health risks pitfalls of a Trump victory as well as the importance of keeping hope in the face of difficulty.
Well the world changed late last night in a way I couldnt protect us from, Sorkin writes in the letter published by Vanity Fair. Thats a terrible feeling for a father. I wont sugarcoat it that really is horrible.
Its hardly the first time my nominee didnt win( in fact its the sixth hour) but it is the first time that a thoroughly incompetent animal with dangerous notions, a serious psychiatric ailment , no knowledge of the world and no curiosity to learn has.
Sorkin goes on to lament that it was not just Trump who won but his supporters too, including the Ku Klux Klan as well as white patriots, sexists, racists and buffoons. Angry young white men who suppose rap music and Cinco de Mayo are a threat to their way of life men who have no right to call themselves that and who believe women who aspire to more than appearing hot are shrill, ugly and otherwise worthy of our disdain rather than our admiration.
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