Aaron Sorkin: Trump Victory a Win for KKK and Sexists

Associated Press

Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin unloaded on Donald Trump in a letter Wednesday, calling his historic election a win for every racist and misogynist in America.

“Well, the world changed last night in a way I couldn’t protect us from,” the West Wing creator wrote in an open letter to his daughter and her mother, Julia, published by Vanity Fair. “I won’t sugarcoat it – this is truly horrible.”

The famed screenwriter called President-elect Trump a “thoroughly incompetent pig” who has “dangerous ideas.”

“It’s hardly the first time my candidate didn’t win (in fact it’s the sixth time) but it is the first time a thoroughly incompetent pig with dangerous ideas, a serious psychiatric disorder, no knowledge of the world and no curiosity to learn has,” Sorkin wrote.

“The [Ku Klux] Klan won last night,” he wrote in the letter published Wednesday. “White nationalists. Sexists, racists and buffoons. Angry young white men who think rap music and Cinco de Mayo are a threat to their way of life (or are the reason for their way of life) have been given cause to celebrate.”

Sorkin said he refuses to allow his daughter to live in a “country shaped by hateful and stupid men.”

“Grandpa fought in World War II and when he came home this country handed him an opportunity to make a great life for his family,” he wrote. “I will not hand his granddaughter a country shaped by hateful and stupid men.”

In June, the Newsroom creator slammed Trump’s candidacy, calling it a “terribly dangerous situation.”

Now that Trump has won, Sorkin says: “The battle isn’t over, it’s just begun.”


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