George R.R. Martin has invoked his famous fantasy-world phrase to describe the future of America after Donald Trump's stunning Election Day victory: "Winter is coming."
Like many in Hollywood, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the novel series on which HBO's Game of Thrones is based, took to the internet to express his thoughts about president-elect Trump.
"There are really no words for how I feel this morning," Martin wrote on Wednesday in a post titled "President Pussygrabber" on his LiveJournal blog. He continued, "America has spoken. I really thought we were better than this. Guess not."
Calling Trump the "least qualified candidate" ever nominated for the presidency, Martin predicted that, come Inauguration Day in January, Trump will become the "worst president in American history, and a dangerously unstable player on the world stage."
Days ahead of the election, the author penned a much lengthier post on Trump's attack ads, specifically the one targeting "Pervert Anthony Weiner." Saying there has "never been a presidential candidate more unfit to lead this nation," he urged voters to simply listen to Trump. "If you can do that, and still consider voting for him… well…"
To sum up his thoughts on Wednesday, Martin turned to the one Game of Thrones phrase used in his books and on the long-running series that serves as the biggest warning of an unstoppable and unpredictable darkness on the horizon.
"The decimated Democrats, a minority in both House and Senate, do not have the power to hinder him," he said of Trump. "Over the next four years, our problems are going to get much, much worse. Winter is coming. I told you so."