You know it’s bad when the guy who created characters like Joffrey Baratheon, Tyrion Lannister, The Mountain and Ramsay Bolton thinks the results of the U.S. election were awful.
George R.R. Martin is the latest celebrity who has taken the good fight online in the wake of Tuesday’s Donald Trump win, joining the likes of Chris Evans, Shonda Rhimes, Jessica Chastain and Sarah Silverman, among others. Martin took yet another break from writing the next Song of Ice and Fire novel and wrote a small blog post on his official site instead, lambasting Trump voters and Trump in general.
“President Pussygrabber” reads as follows:
There are really no words for how I feel this morning.
America has spoken. I really thought we were better than this. Guess not.
Trump was the least qualified candidate ever nominated by a major party for the presidency. Come January, he will become the worst president in American history, and a dangerously unstable player on the world stage.
And the decimated Democrats, a minority in both House and Senate, do not have the power to hinder him.
Over the next four years, our problems are going to get much, much worse.
Winter is coming. I told you so.
And there you have it. In just a few short sentences the typically wordy author pretty much sums up how we’re all feeling right about now. Sure his words are dark and depressing, but we’ll bet there are quite a few people out there who are feeling slightly dark, depressed and maybe even slightly numb after that Trump win. It’s like the White Walkers are on their way right now. And if anyone knows what they look like, it’s Martin.
At this point, it feels like all we can do is be hopeful that things won’t get as dark as we fear they might, and choose instead to spread messages of love, support and solidarity. Because in the end, isn’t that the opposite of what people fear Trump stands for?
Who knows. Maybe winter is already here. Time to pull out a Jon Snow and fight the good fight, people.