Oswalt, while preparing to move out of his house, uncovered a note that his wife typed in 2004, the comedian tweeted on Friday. On the printed note were musings resembling a poem. It was titled “Lies The Movies Told Me.”
“Rich tycoons are Bullshit,” McNamara wrote. “Even after spending an afternoon with Robin Williams, Donald Trump is still and will always be an asshole.”
“People who talk to themselves in voice over are deeper and more sensitive,” she added.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 21, 2017
McNamara, who died in April 2016, supported Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential campaign, often retweeting messages that praised of the former Secretary of State and ones that were critical of Trump.
When McNamara died, Oswalt was devastated.
Funerals are final but there's no closure. Memorials are hopeful but they don't bring back the dead. pic.twitter.com/K8Ss7DejEj
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 23, 2016
The comedian often discussed his grief in interviews and on Twitter. He dedicated his 2016 special “Talking for Clapping” to her. Then, in his newest Netflix special “Annihilation,” Oswalt discussed both the pain of loss and the pain of a Trump presidency.
The latter, the comedian said, awakened him from a grief-related “hyper-deadness.”
“Sometimes I’m worried I am like a water glass that’s been sitting in a freezer and now you’re taking it out and you’re pouring hot water into it,” Oswalt told HuffPost in a recent interview about his new special.
“One extreme to the other like that ― it’s very unnerving.”
Considering McNamara’s unearthed thoughts on Trump, it’s likely she would’ve been proud that his disgust for Trump has helped distract him from his grief.
And now that her note is on the internet for all to see, many of Oswalt’s followers are applauding McNamara’s description of Trump.
She is still speaking wisdom.
— Sara Brunner (@SaraBrunner_) October 21, 2017
She was a prophetess and a brilliant woman. Much love @pattonoswalt
— Ryan Swallow (@ryanswallow) October 21, 2017
Trump. She'd roast him alive now, too. A woman for the ages. Then, now, and again.
— MattyScream (@MatthiasBe) October 21, 2017
Save those papers so that someday when she’s old enough your daughter will discover, all over again, what an amazing woman her mother was.
— Jack Cooper (@coop126) October 21, 2017