If there is one director in Hollywood who knows his politics, it’s Aaron Sorkin.
“The West Wing” director wrote an open letter to his daughter in Vanity Fair to express his feelings about the presidential election.
“Roxy, there’s a time for this kind of language and it’s now.” – Aaron Sorkin, and also everyone after the election
He starts off the letter by letting the anger fly, going after both Trump himself, and also Trump supporters, explaining what they’ve done to the country in some rather harsh words.
“…it wasn’t just Donald Trump who won last night—it was his supporters too. The Klan won last night. White nationalists. Sexists, racists and buffoons. Angry young white men who think rap music and Cinco de Mayo are a threat to their way of life (or are the reason for their way of life) have been given cause to celebrate. Men who have no right to call themselves that and who think that women who aspire to more than looking hot are shrill, ugly, and otherwise worthy of our scorn rather than our admiration struck a blow for misogynistic s—heads everywhere.”
The letter gets off to a grim start, but then becomes more inspirational, with Sorkin explaining now is the time to fight.
“We get involved. We do what we can to fight injustice anywhere we see it—whether it’s writing a check or rolling up our sleeves. Our family is fairly insulated from the effects of a Trump presidency so we fight for the families that aren’t. We fight for a woman to keep her right to choose. We fight for the First Amendment and we fight mostly for equality—not for a guarantee of equal outcomes but for equal opportunities. We stand up.”