With Game of Thrones spoilers exploding all over the internet, author George RR Martin has taken to his blog to voice his real life concerns about the recent US election results.
The blog post, titled “President Pussygrabber”, details the author’s shock at the controversial election of Donald Trump as the next US President and draws a parallel with the corrupt political systems portrayed in Game of Thrones.
To read more on how the hit HBO series mirrors modern society, check out 7 Brilliant Ways Game of Thrones Mirrors Modern Society
Martin emphasised the danger of electing Trump over fellow candidate Hilary Clinton by calling him “the least qualified candidate ever nominated by a major party for the presidency”. Ending his statement with a key quote from his A Song of Ice and Fire series upon which the series is based, Martin warns: “Winter is coming. I told you so.”
George RR Martin on Donald Trump victory:
“There are really no words for how I feel this morning.
America has spoken. I really thought we were better than this. Guess not.
Trump was the least qualified candidate ever nominated by a major party for the presidency. Come January, he will become the worst president in American history, and a dangerously unstable player on the world stage.
And 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.
Winter is coming. I told you so.”