The writer of The American President just penned a message about America's newest Commander in Chief.
In the 24 hours after Donald Trump was named the country's president-elect, famed Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin responded to the news the way he knows best—with words.
In a letter addressed to the "Sorkin girls"—his 15-year-old daughter Roxy Sorkin and his ex-wife Julia Bingham—and published for Vanity Fair, the Oscar winner explained why the election results have given him a "terrible feeling."
"Well the world changed late last night in a way I couldn't protect us from. That's a terrible feeling for a father. I won't sugarcoat it—this is truly horrible," the letter began.
"It's hardly the first time my candidate didn't win (in fact it's the sixth time) but it is the first time that a thoroughly incompetent pig with dangerous ideas, a serious psychiatric disorder, no knowledge of the world and no curiosity to learn has."
Sorkin also took aim at Trump's supporters, including, as he described, "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."
The 55-year-old playwright did not mince his words, calling Trump a "man-boy who'll spend his hours exacting Twitter vengeance against all who criticize him."
"Hate was given hope. Abject dumbness was glamorized as being 'the fresh voice of an outsider' who's going to 'shake things up.' (Did anyone bother to ask how? Is he going to re-arrange the chairs in the Roosevelt Room?)" Sorkin continued. "We've embarrassed ourselves in front of our children and the world."
After outlining several items of concern—Dow futures dropping, a potential recession, fearful Muslim Americans, Mexican Americans and African Americans—the father offered his only daughter a few suggestions for what they should focus on moving forward.
"Here's what we'll do…we'll f--king fight. (Roxy, there's a time for this kind of language and it's now.) We're not powerless and we're not voiceless. We don't have majorities in the House or Senate but we do have representatives there," he said.
"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," Sorkin added.
While Roxy isn't eligible to vote yet, her dad is looking forward to the day she finally can. "Three years from now we'll fight like hell for our candidate and we'll win and they'll lose and this time they'll lose for good. Honey, it'll be your first vote," he concluded.
"The battle isn't over, it's just begun. Grandpa fought in World War II and when he came home this country handed him an opportunity to make a great life for his family. I will not hand his granddaughter a country shaped by hateful and stupid men. Your tears last night woke me up, and I'll never go to sleep on you again.