Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8, 2017, is Election Day in the United States. I think everyone would agree that this has been a campaign like no other. Before my American readers go to the polls to vote, I thought I’d share a couple of news items.
Back in May, more than 450 writers signed an open letter unequivocally opposing Trump’s candidacy. (For a copy of this letter, go to http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/WritersOnTrump.)
Last week, Literary Hub collated comments from 20 writers from sources ranging from Twitter to the New York Times. My three favourite quotes:
Salman Rushdie: Trump will go on trial in November accused of racketeering, and again in December accused of child rape. (I wasn’t aware of the latter case but it’s true – Trump must appear before a judge on December 16.)
Ben Lerner: It’s like when you see a toddler holding something in their hands that they aren’t supposed to be holding and, when you ask them about it, they claim they aren’t holding anything, because they don’t have a very developed strategy for simulation.
John Irving: I am seriously worried about the number of people who are as angry, as ignorant, as misinformed or shallowly informed as he is.
Read the entire article at http://lithub.com/22-famous-writers-on-donald-trump/. Literary Hub is a great!