Aaron Sorkin, the Oscar-winning writer, wrote a letter to his daughter and wife after Tuesday's election.
A man with “dangerous ideas, a serious psychiatric disorder, no knowledge of the world and no curiosity to learn” has been elected to the White House, writes Aaron Sorkin in a letter to his daughter and wife that has gone viral.
In the missive, which was published in Vanity Fair, the screenwriter, producer, and playwright urged his 15-year-old daughter to remember first that she, and others who mourn Donald Trump’s election, are not alone.
“A hundred million people in America and a billion more around the world feel exactly the same way we do,” wrote the man whose works include the television credits include “The West Wing” and “The Newsroom” as well as the films “A Few Good Men,” “The American President,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “The Social Network” and “Moneyball.”
Second, Sorkin wrote, “We get out of bed. The Trumpsters want to see people like us (Jewish, “coastal elites,” educated, socially progressive, Hollywood…) sobbing and wailing and talking about moving to Canada. I won’t give them that and neither will you.”
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Sorkin goes on to say that the people who oppose Trump should be prepared to fight and get involved.
“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 wrote. Further, “We do what we can to fight injustice anywhere we see it—whether it’s writing a check or rolling up our sleeves.”
Finally, he offers some hope. America didn’t stop being American on Tuesday night. “Our darkest days have always — always — been followed by our finest hours.”