Elegant variation for an inelegant election

By Oliver Gettell
Updated October 12, 2016 at 09:14 PM EDT

A few weeks after Joss Whedon debuted a star-studded PSA urging voters to keep (an unnamed) Donald Trump out of the White House, the writer-director has popped up on the other side of the camera to share some choice words about the Republican presidential nominee.

“I write movies and TV of vampires and superheroes and Norse gods and stuff,” Whedon says in a new video from NowThisElection. “So I could never have come up with something as ridiculous and outlandish as Donald Trump.”

Putting his writerly skills on display, Whedon goes on to list 14 very unflattering ways to describe Trump. Among other things, Whedon calls him a “poor fiction,” a “bloated windbag,” a “game-show-hosting gangster” and “an actual evil.”

That said, Whedon does grudgingly admit he would rather someone vote for Trump than stay home on Election Day.

“It’s not my favorite scenario,” he says, “but the fact of the matter is we need to make ourselves heard, and that includes people who don’t agree with me, God damn it!”

Watch Whedon’s video below.