Aaron Sorkin penned a heartfelt letter to his 15-year-old daughter Roxy following Donald Trump’s presidential victory. In the letter, which Vanity Fair published Thursday, Sorkin writes that Tuesday’s victory was not Trump’s alone, but also to “white nationalists … sexists, racists and buffoons.”
“Hate was given hope. Abject dumbness was glamorized as being ‘the fresh voice of an outsider’ who’s going to ‘shake things up.’ (Did anyone bother to ask how? Is he going to re-arrange the chairs in the Roosevelt Room?),” the director writes. “For the next four years, the President of the United States … will be held by a man-boy who’ll spend his hours exacting Twitter vengeance against all who criticize him (and those numbers will be legion).”
Sorkin who says, “We’ve embarrassed ourselves in front of our children and the world,” notes that Americans aren’t the only ones stumbling from the loss, but the economy as a whole.
“… [T]he world took no time to react. The Dow futures dropped 700 points overnight. Economists are predicting a deep and prolonged recession. Our NATO allies are in a state of legitimate fear.”
The letter concludes with Sorkin addressing his daughter directly, urging her to remain hopeful during the four years of Trump’s presidency.
“Roxy, I know my predictions have let you down in the past, but personally, I don’t think this guy can make it a year without committing an impeachable crime,” Sorkin writes. “If he does manage to be a douche nozzle without breaking the law for four years, we’ll make it through those four years.”