- George R.R. Martin does not like Donald Trump.
- In an new interview with the New York Times, he calls Trump a “bad man” and “bad president.”
- He once compared Trump to villainous child-king Joffrey on “Game of Thrones.”
George R.R. Martin doesn’t think Donald Trump is a good president.
The 70-year-old author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, which have been adapted into HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” spoke with the New York Times about the different types of leaders that exist and he made a dig at the current president of the United States.
“Many good men through history have been terrible kings,” he said. “Many bad men have been good kings. Of course, now we live in a time where we have a bad man who is also a bad president.”
That interview is not the first time Martin has been vocal about his opinions on Trump.
In the weeks leading up to the 2016 election, Martin criticised Trump and wrote, “In my lifetime, there has never been a presidential candidate more unfit to lead this nation.”
The morning after Trump was elected,Martin wrote, “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.”
In an interview with Esquire in 2017, Martin compared Trump to the sadistic King Joffrey.
“I think Joffrey is now the king in America,” Martin said. “And he’s grown up just as petulant and irrational as he was when he was 13 in the books.”
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