Somewhere along the way, the United States became a place where Game of Thrones-Donald Trump mashups made sense, at least a little bit. And then came the inevitable Wall comparisons between the Westeros structure and the fabled one that Trump wants to build along the U.S.-Mexican border.
All along, George R.R. Martin hasn’t been pleased to witness the real estate mogul who became the Republican nominee. And it seems that Martin can’t take any more of Trump. He has finally been driven to write a LiveJournal blog post where he runs down all of the ways Trump has offended him. Chief among them are the mocking of a disabled reporter and lewd statements about sexual assault. However, Martin has noticed what he says is an unusual truthfulness about Hillary Clinton’s anti-Trump ads.
Martin describes the difference between her ads and Trump’s efforts, and he notes that Trump’s ads are very much like any other candidate’s attack ads — shadowy with cartoonish portrayals, whereas Clinton’s ads simply show Trump doing and saying outrageous things. So, he makes it easy for Clinton in that regard, but Martin’s rant comes down to this conclusion:
In my lifetime, there has never been a presidential candidate more unfit to lead this nation.
You don’t need to like Hillary. You don’t need to listen to what Hillary says about Trump, or what I say about Trump. You just need to listen to Trump. If you can do that, and still consider voting for him … well … Pappy Bush lost an election by looking at his watch. Michael Dukakis lost an election by riding around in a tank. Howard Dean lost an election by giving a yeeeehah scream. Trivial things. Insignificant things.
Trump, on the other hand, has said the vilest things any presidential candidate has said since George Wallace, and he’s rising in the polls. He has boasted that he could shoot someone dead on Fifth Avenue and still not lose any votes. I am beginning to think he was right.
Indeed, Trump’s rhetoric has eclipsed anything America has seen for decades. Love or hate the guy, no one can deny that something big will happen on Tuesday. We are almost there!
(Via George R.R. Martin)