President Trump is too cliché for Aaron Sorkin.


The “West Wing” creator wouldn’t include a Trump-like leader in any reboot of his Emmy-winning political drama, he told “Nightline” Thursday.


“It would look like dead air,” Sorkin said. “I don’t find him to be a terribly interesting character. He is exactly what he looks like.”


Trump stands as a direct foil to Martin Sheen’s Josiah Bartlet, the beloved President from the NBC show that ran from 1999 to 2006. But even the opposition doesn’t interest Sorkin.

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The "West Wing" creator wouldn't include a Trump-like leader in any reboot of his Emmy-winning political drama, he told "Nightline" Thursday.

The “West Wing” creator wouldn’t include a Trump-like leader in any reboot of his Emmy-winning political drama, he told “Nightline” Thursday.

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“He only ever talks about two things: Himself and his enemies, and that’s it,” he told “Nightline.”


“So it’s a character that you wouldn’t believe the character in a drama. He doesn’t have any of the qualities that you need to tell a story. There’s just no blood there.”


While “West Wing” is one of the few ’90s shows that hasn’t been booked for a revival yet, the cast and crew frequently pitches their own ideas for a reboot.

"He only ever talks about two things: Himself and his enemies, and that's it," Aaron Sorkin told "Nightline."

“He only ever talks about two things: Himself and his enemies, and that’s it,” Aaron Sorkin told “Nightline.”

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Sorkin, who said he has a standing offer from NBC to continue his Emmy-winning drama, told the Hollywood Reporter that he envisions “This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown in the Oval Office.

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Richard Schiff, who co-starred as Toby Zeigler, recently said he’d love to return as the White House communications director.

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