It’d take a skilled writer to succinctly detail all of the crimes ― legal and ethical ― Donald J. Trump has been accused of, or proven guilty of, in the past few months.
But Salman Rushdie, the Booker Prize–winning author of Midnight’s Children, gave it a go on Facebook earlier today, reminding readers of the Republican presidential candidate’s refusal to release his tax returns, his harsh criticism of the Khan family, and his lewd comments about women.
“Trump will go on trial in November accused of racketeering, and again in December accused of child rape,” Rushdie wrote. “Oh, but let’s talk about some emails Hillary didn’t send ... ”
“Come on, America,” the author concluded, “Focus.”
Rushdie is far from the first author to speak out against Trump. In May, over 400 writers signed a petition against the candidate, writing that, “as writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power.”