Ethan Coen would like to thank a select few for really coming through this election season and helping the country elect Donald Trump as President of the United States.
In a scathing essay for the New York Times, the “No Country for Old Men” director took a page from Jimmy Fallon’s “Thank You Notes” segment on the “Tonight Show” and satirically called out a handful of people for electing “someone who admires the governance of Vladimir Putin” and who “pledges to cancel contributions to the United Nations.”
Coen begins by thanking Jill Stein voters, as well as Gary Johnson voters. “If your vote for Ms. Stein did not end up advancing your green agenda, it did allow you to feel morally superior to all the compromising schmoes who voted for Hillary Clinton,” he wrote. “And your feelings about your vote are more important than the consequences of your vote. So — thank you!”
He also thanked his media friends for “preserving reportorial balance.” Adding, “And thank you all for following Les Moonves’ principled lead when he said Donald Trump ‘may not be good for America, but he’s damn good for CBS.'”
The director even took a jab at Fallon asking, “How did you manage to shine a nonthreatening light on someone who alarms so many women, frightens so many undocumented families and slurs so many minorities?”
“Can’t have been easy! Thanks,” he continued. “Maybe now you could have the Grand Wizard on your show: He leans his head to you, you slip his hood off and ruffle his hair. Could be a cute bit!”
There were many others on his list, but Coen explained how he could not thank Hillary Clinton, “Misogyny may have magnified her failings so as to show them balancing the outsized failings of her opponent — and that might not be her fault,” he expressed. “But she fought to the very limits of her ability to deny us Tuesday night’s surprise.”
Read his entire post here.