"It would have worked as a show, but it wouldn’t have worked the same way," says the author, who says she's too old to be surprised by Donald Trump's victory. "Of course not. You always view these things through the lens of events that have taken place. Charles Lindbergh seemed like a possibility for president of the United States in the 1930s. But in 1942, he wasn’t anymore. Why? Because the United States was in World War II and he was a fascist." ALSO: Atwood offers the controversial opinion that the 9/11 hijackers "got the idea from Star Wars."