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Aaron Sorkin pens emotional letter to his daughter in wake of 'man-boy' Trump's win

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Aaron Sorkin, the man behind The West Wing - one of the most famous TV series about American politics - has written a letter to his wife and daughter as the fallout from Donald Trump's election win continues to grow.

"Sorkin Girls", the letter begins, "the world changed late last night in a way I couldn’t protect us from".

Aaron Sorkin, the man behind the iconic US political drama The West Wing used a letter to reassure his daughter Roxy and wife Julia that their world had not ended with Donald Trump's election as president.

In the letter published online by Vanity Fair, Sorkin refused the sugarcoat what he wrote was a "horrible" time for his country.

"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," he wrote.

"And it wasn’t just Donald Trump who won last night—it was his supporters too.

"The Klan won last night. White nationalists. Sexists, racists and buffoons.

"Angry young white men who think rap music and Cinco de Mayo are a threat to their way of life (or are the reason for their way of life) have been given cause to celebrate.

"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 struck a blow for misogynistic shitheads everywhere."

Sorkin wrote "hate was given hope" and "abject dumbness was glamourised as being “the fresh voice of an outsider” before talking about the world's instant and fearful reaction to Mr Trump's election.

"For the next four years, the President of the United States, the same office held by Washington and Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, JFK and Barack Obama, will be held by a man-boy who’ll spend his hours exacting Twitter vengeance against all who criticise him (and those numbers will be legion)," he wrote. 

But his letter did not stop there.

He told his daughters not to wallow in their misery and talk about moving to Canada, because that was what Mr Trump's supporters wanted them to do.

"Here’s what we’ll do…we’ll f***ing fight," he wrote.

"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. 

"America didn’t stop being America last night and we didn’t stop being Americans and here’s the thing about Americans: Our darkest days have always—always—been followed by our finest hours."

Sorkin predicted Mr Trump would not "make it a year without committing an impeachable crime", but if he did, he had a plan.

"If he does manage to be a douche nozzle without breaking the law for four years, we’ll make it through those four years," he wrote.

"And 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.

"Your tears last night woke me up, and I’ll never go to sleep on you again."

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