George R.R. Martin mourned an America led by Donald Trump in a dumbfounded post-election blog post titled “President Pussygrabber.” “There are really no words for how I feel this morning,” the Song of Ice and Fire author wrote on Wednesday. “America has spoken. I really thought we were better than this. Guess not.”
With an emoticon of a weeping Martian highlighting his current mood, “depressed,” the Game of Thrones mastermind argued that Trump, “the least qualified candidate ever nominated by a major party for the presidency,” will become “the worst president in American history, and a dangerously unstable player on the world stage.”
“The decimated Democrats, a minority in both House and Senate, do not have the power to hinder him. Over the next four years, our problems are going to get much, much worse,” Martin continued, swiping a familiar line from his epic sci-fi saga: “Winter is coming. I told you so.”
In July, HBO confirmed that Game of Thrones‘ eighth season will be the last in the ongoing adaptation of Martin’s Ice and Fire series. Meanwhile, Thrones fans will have to wait until summer 2017 for Season Seven, which will feature an abbreviated run of seven episodes instead of the usual 10.
Martin recently announced that his sci-fi superhero anthology Wild Cards has reached a TV development deal with Universal Cable Productions. He’s also continued his years-long quest to finish The Winds of Winter, the sixth installment of A Song of Ice and Fire.