Stephen King is definitely not a Donald Trump fan, and the master of horror is also definitely not shy about sharing his feelings of loathing toward the Republican candidate. For months now, King has used his Twitter account to bash Donald Trump all over social media, and he seems to be getting quite a bit of a kick out of using his incomparable way with words to make his lack of love for Trump known.
Stephen King’s feelings about Donald have never seemed to be very positive; indeed, he even included a bit of “Trump hating” in his recent novel, End of Watch. The book is the story of a Mercedes-wielding psychopath who plows into a crowd of job seekers for the thrill of it and then attempts to blow up attendees at a teen pop concert before being thrashed and apprehended. The villain of the Stephen King novel is named Brady Hartsfield, and in the novel, King describes the murderous sociopath as “living like Donald Trump.”
Stephen King teased a Donald Trump horror story and Twitter reacted wonderfully https://t.co/sMoSlaQH2X— ShortList Magazine (@ShortList) October 25, 2016
As CBS News reports, when it comes to Donald Trump, Stephen King has been incredibly outspoken about his dislike for the man and his fears of a Trump presidency. Despite being very anti-Trump, though, Stephen King has rarely been one of those celebrities who has tried to instruct or influence the vote. However, this time around he’s not pulling any punches.
“I have to say what I feel, and I’m very concerned about this election because I’m an American. I hate the idea when people come back and say, ‘Well, this celebrity said this, that celebrity said that.’ But at the bottom, we’re all just Americans, and we vote, and we’re citizens and we talk about politics on Twitter the same way that anybody else does. I come from Maine. We have a governor who supports Donald Trump, and I’ve seen the results of that over the years, and I’m just very concerned about the elections.”
Recently, as News Hub reports, Stephen King has taken his “Donald bashing” to a whole new level on Twitter. He’s seriously not holding anything back, and nothing that he has to say about Trump is very flattering. In fact, the man who is arguably the most prolific and successful horror author of his time recently said that his newest horror story is a Donald Trump White House bid. Oh, and that some people are actually supporting the guy’s political ambitions.
My newest horror story: Once upon a time there was a man named Donald Trump, and he ran for president. Some people wanted him to win.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 21, 2016
Pretty effective terror level for 140 characters. At least, that’s what many of Stephen King’s nearly 2.5 million Twitter followers seem to think. A bunch came out of the woodwork to shout their support for King’s anti-Trump tweet.
Other’s suggested a title for the newest Stephen King horror story.
Of course, not everyone can be a fan of every idea, and a few Trump supporters made sure to blast Mr. King on his own Twitter feed for daring to insult their candidate. At least one took the opportunity to insult Hillary Clinton.
@StephenKing once upon a time there was a woman named Hillary Clinton,she supported&financed the murder of thousands of babies.Horror enuf?— Ana Paula Vôlei (@AnaPaulaVolei) October 22, 2016
While Stephen King’s new Donald Trump-inspired horror story got a lot of attention, it’s far from the only tweet King’s shot out into the Twitterverse to condemn and criticize Trump. Just the day before, he called out Donald Trump’s “immature” temperament.
Repubs want to put nuclear weapons in the hands of a man with the temperament of a 2-year-old. This goes beyond my understanding.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 20, 2016
On Monday, Stephen King used some decidedly articulate language to call Donald Trump something a little meaner than a 2-year-old.
As the late Johnnie Cochran might have said about Donald Trump: "If he's a rectum, you must not elect 'im."— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 24, 2016
Stephen King also made some predictions about what Donald Trump would be doing on stage at the final debate.
Let's see how many times Trump "manturrupts" her.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 20, 2016
In addition to calling out Donald Trump, King has set his sights on Trump’s supporters, the voters that could possibly propel the star of Stephen King’s latest nightmarish tale to the White House. Many of whom have taken to calling themselves “deplorables” with a sense of honor and pride.
If you're a man whose wife or daughters have been sexually harassed, and you're still planning to vote for Donald Trump, shame on you.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 17, 2016
Not all of Stephen King’s tweets about Trump include language that’s appropriate for reprinting in the media, but here are a few more of Kings thought’s on Donald Trump and his inexplicable bid for the White House.
To slightly revise an old 1950s paperback cover: "Trump has hit the gutter...and bounced lower."— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 16, 2016
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were Donald Trump? But I repeat myself. (Apologies to Mark Twain)— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 14, 2016
Trump looks like a big ole sulky baby. Do we need a big ole sulky baby as President?— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 10, 2016
The more I read about and listen to Donald Trump, the more appalled I am. Not as a Democrat; as a human being. A genuinely nasty man.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 2, 2016
He even recently shared some of his favorite Donald Trump-inspired campaign art.
My favorite Trump button. Sent to me by Maine humorist Tim Sample. pic.twitter.com/4iXgtAg7ay— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 27, 2016
Indeed, Mr. King has been tweeting about Donald Trump for pretty much the entire duration of Trump’s campaign. And even though he kind of “Twitter promised” to stop back in December, apparently he hasn’t been able to keep away from his keyboard. Either that, or Stephen King was replaced with a Trump-hating body snatcher after swearing off his Trump tweeting. Wouldn’t that be an epic plot twist?
I can no longer tweet about Trump. That anyone in America would even CONSIDER voting for this rabid coyote leaves me speechless.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 9, 2015
Oddly, despite frequently using Twitter as his communication method of choice, Trump hasn’t responded directly to King’s tweets or even called him out on Twitter over the public (and highly publicized) bashing that King has been engaged in for over a year. Could it be that Donald is wary of a war of written words with Stephen King?
What do you think? Do you agree with Stephen King? Is the idea of a Donald Trump presidency akin to a best-selling horror novel, or do you think Stephen King has crossed the line? Is it appropriate for a celebrity to use their social media platform to unabashedly and consistently bash a U.S. presidential candidate? What are your thoughts on the issue, and who do you think has it right, Stephen King or Donald Trump?
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