The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin has called President Donald Trump “staggeringly, breathtakingly dumb” in a recent interview, adding that the current West Wing is filled with “a lot of mustache twirling and cowardice.”
Sorkin made the remarks in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine for the 20th anniversary of The West Wing, which debuted on NBC in 1999 and ran for seven seasons.
“We’re living in a world of just crude politics, corruption in plain sight, out-and-out lying, and a staggeringly, breathtakingly dumb person in the Oval Office,” Sorkin said.
The Oscar-winning writer of The Social Network said Trump still functions as a reality-show character. “Well, as a TV character, he doesn’t work. I mean, he works as a reality-show character, but he’s certainly not a hero.”