1. Why you need to listen to Donald Trump; Game of Thrones author George RR Martin explains

Why you need to listen to Donald Trump; Game of Thrones author George RR Martin explains

George RR Martin appeared at the Hillary Clinton for New Mexico campaign's Twitter account on Saturday, encouraging early voting and explain to voters as to why the Blonde Republican was not fit to be the President of the United States of America.

By: | Updated: November 7, 2016 4:19 PM
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George RR Martin appeared at the Hillary Clinton for New Mexico campaign’s Twitter account on Saturday, encouraging early voting and explain to voters as to why the Blonde Republican was not fit to be the President of the United States of America. The Hillary Clinton for New Mexico campaign’s Twitter account posted a picture of the 68-year old author with the quotes ‘Hold the Door’. Martin, who is the author of the acclaimed book series, “A Song of Ice and Fire”, which had been adapted into the tv series, Game of Thrones, surprised the volunteers in Santa Fe on Monday. The author, who has taken a break from finishing the acclaimed book series much to the anguish of the fans, seems to have appeared to express his belief as to why Donald Trump was not the right fit for office.

Earlier on Friday, Martin had explained his reasons for supporting Clinton over Trump in a blog post that was published on LiveJournal. in the blog, Martin talks about the election campaigns and compares Clinton’s campaign to Trump’s. He wrote that the Trump commercials were standardised political attacks and people must have seen thousands like them. He said that they were mostly personal attacks.

Excerpt from George RR Martin’ blog post:

Find some bad pictures of the opponent, in this case Hillary, pictures that make them look ugly or angry or crazed (easily done, there are thousands of unflattering pictures of any public figure floating around these days). If they are not bad enough, put them up in black & white, which always seems to make them worse. Juxtapose them with negative imagery, maybe some out of context headlines. Use a faceless narrator’s voice over the pictures telling us that the candidate is corrupt or a liar or “too extreme.” The latest Trump ad manages to add Anthony Weiner, who is called “Pervert Anthony Weiner.” The blatant name-calling — flinging around words like ‘pervert’ and ‘crooked’ — is not something we have often seen before in American politics, unless you go back to the 18th and 19th centuries; that’s Trump’s own original ugly contribution to lowering the tenor of political discourse. The rest, however, is Attack Ad 101.

He makes a comparison and says that even though Hillary’s ads point out a few things, they do not use any of the above tactics. They do not use pictures and quotes or a faceless narrator to demean the opponent. Hillary’s ads show “Trump being Trump”. He said that Hillary didn’t need to any of these things. All her ad campaigns do is point out what Trump has said and done. “His own speeches, his own tweets, his own words”, the author adds.

Excerpt from George RR Martin’s blogpost:

He mocked a disabled reporter. There he is, doing it. Yes, he told Billy Bush he liked to kiss women without their consent and grab them by their pussies. There he is, boasting about it. When you’re a star, you can do anything. No need to accuse Trump of going into the dressing rooms of Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA pagaents when the contestants were changing so he could see them naked. There’s Trump himself, telling Howard Stern about it. Yes, he said women should be punished for having abortions. There he is, telling Chris Matthews. His own words, his own face. Yes, he said he wants to ban all Muslims from entering the US.

In the end, Martin concludes that in all his 68 years of life, there has not been a presidential candidate more unfit to lead the USA. He puts in simple words and says that one doesn’t need to like Hillary, nor does one need to listen Hillary’s or his opinions about Trump. “You just need to listen to Trump”, he added.

Martin cites the examples of former presidential candidates and says that Bush lost an election by ‘looking at his watch’. Michael Dukakis, he says, lost an election by riding around in a tank. In his opinion, Howard Dean lost because he gave a ‘yeah’ scream. Trivial matters, he adds and yet Trump keeps on rising. Martin reminds people of Trump’s statement about shooting someone on the Fifth avenue and not lose a vote and says that he has begun to think if the Republican was right.

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