George R.R. Martin has a message for Americans: Bundle up.
In a new blog post lamenting Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election, Martin punctuated his disappointment with a line borrowed from his Song of Ice and Fire novels (and their TV counterpart, Game of Thrones).
“Winter is coming,” he wrote. “I told you so.”
Earlier in the post, which is titled “President P‑‑‑ygrabber,” Martin said, “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.”
Martin emerged as a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton and a harsh critic of Trump in the days leading up to the election, but in its wake he had little hope to offer. “Over the next four years,” he predicted, “our problems are going to get much, much worse.”