'The Winds of Winter' release date, news: George RR Martin says 'winter is coming' with Trump winning presidency


“Winter is coming. I told you so,” George R.R. Martin wrote in his latest post on his official LiveJournal blog. Unfortunately, the famed author was not talking about the highly anticipated and much-delayed “The Winds of Winter” novel.

As it turns out, Martin was expressing his dismay at the results of the recently held national election. In a shocking turn of events that had half the country rejoicing while the other half in fear and grief, Donald Trump emerged as the winner beating Hillary Clinton to claim the title of being the United States’ 45th president.

“There are really no words for how I feel this morning. America has spoken. I really thought we were better than this. Guess not,” Martin started in his short but emotional note. “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.”

The “Game of Thrones” creator has never hidden his abhorrence of the businessman turned politician given all the snide remarks and unaccepted behavior he has said and done throughout the years. On that note, Martin is also a Clinton supporter, like the majority of Hollywood who, like Martin, were dumbfounded when the election returns finished tallying.

“Over the next four years, our problems are going to get much, much worse,” he added.

Interestingly, Martin’s posts on LiveJournal have increased this month with him discussing topics ranging from TV shows, where he name-dropped HBO’s latest hit, “Westworld,” to the most recent one about the sad death of Leonard Cohen. Unfortunately, he has not touched on the subject of the progress of “The Winds of Winter.”

As of now, still no word on how the writing is going, at least not in the extensive type of update that Martin provided earlier this year saying that he has once again missed his deadline. Even his publishers have claimed that they do not know how far along the writer is with the sixth novel in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.