'There's just no blood there': West Wing creator says a Trump-based show would look like 'dead air'
Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore / Flickr) and Aaron Sorkin (Wikimedia Commons)

Aaron Sorkin, creator of the critically acclaimed White House-based series “West Wing” on Wednesday said he “wouldn’t do” a version of his hit TV show with a Donald Trump-like character at the helm, telling ABC’s Nightline, “It would look like dead air.”


“I don’t find him to be a terribly interesting character,” Sorkin explained. “He is exactly what he looks like.”

Sorkin told ABC “there’s no nuance” in a character like Trump because “he only ever talks about two things: Himself and his enemies, and that's it.”

“It's a character that you wouldn't believe the character in a drama,” Sorkin, who also created the drama series “The Newsroom,” told ABC News. “He doesn't have any of the qualities that you that you need to tell a story. There's just no blood there.”

This isn’t the first time Sorkin has taken on Trump. Last month, he told the Hollywood Reporter Trump is “a really dumb guy with an observable psychiatric disorder,” having previously declared him a "thoroughly incompetent pig with dangerous ideas, a serious psychiatric disorder, no knowledge of the world and no curiosity to learn.”

Watch the interview below, via ABC: