In an interview with RogerEbert.com, Shannon, promoting his upcoming thriller Nocturnal Animals, was asked about the election and summoned his increasingly legendary skills with profanity to explain how he felt.
Yeah, I’ll tell you how to make sense of it: This country’s filled with ignorant jackasses. The big red dildo running through the middle of our country needs to be annexed to be its own country of moronic a**holes. You can call it the United States of Moronic F**king A**holes.
No, he’s not done:
And a lot of these people, they don’t know why the f**k they’re alive. They know it. They’re doing drugs, f**king killing themselves. Because they’re like, ‘Why the f**k am I alive? I can’t get a job, I don’t know anything about anything, I have no curiosity for life or the world.’ So this Trump thing is like getting a box of firecrackers, or something. It’s like, ‘Well, this will be fun for a little while, this’ll kill some time.’ Because, y’know, the jackass will be amusing on television, stay stupid s**t. Make everybody clap. Hillary would have been too boring, I suppose.
In the interview, Shannon also notes he thinks the election of Trump killed Leonard Cohen, and, surprisingly, agrees with Trump on the issue of trade and jobs, so it’s not complete unmitigated loathing. That said, during the same press event, Shannon told reporter Matt Prigge, struggling with his parents voting for Trump, that “F**k ’em, you’re an orphan now.” So, if you were wondering where he fell on that particular issue, now you know. Some may object to Shannon’s comments, whether out of distaste for his dismissal for a share of the electorate or just the profanity, but we’re guessing he has a ready-made response: