‘A friend in need is a friend in deed’-After been blocked from Donald Trump’s tweets, Stephen King finds help from J.K.Rowling! Read on to know the latest controversy!
Stephen King was blocked from reading Donald Trump’s tweets
American author Stephen King is not a fan of the current President of America, Donald Trump. Since Donald Trump’s Presidential win in November 2016, Stephen King has time and again spoken against the President and his ruthless administration.
In response to Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump claims that Washington has given her and her family including her father a lot of ‘viciousness’, Stephen King promptly tweeted the following message on 12th June 2017. He wrote:
“If Ivanka Trump had grown up in farm country, like some of us, she’d know her father is reaping exactly what he sowed.”
His post seems to have upset several of Donald’s supporters. Stephen King found out that Donald Trump has blocked Stephen King from following him on Twitter. In response, Stephen King tweeted jokingly:
“Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets. I may have to kill myself.”
The British novelist, screenwriter, and film producer J.K.Rowling who is another Donald Trump adversary came to Stephen King’s help. She tweeted:
“I still have access. I’ll DM them to you.”
Though some may consider it an honor to be blocked from reading Donald Trump’s tweets, VoteVets does not think so. This group which advocates for veterans, and military families had its tweet blocked by Donald Trump earlier.
They had raised their voice against the president’s proposed travel ban from 6 predominantly Muslim countries and considered it as unconstitutional and immoral. On 13th June 2017, VoteVets tweeted in response:
“The Commander in Chief can block @VoteVets, the voice of 500k military veterans and families, but we will NOT be silenced.”
Another group, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University sent a letter (pdf) to Trump last week informing him that blocking Twitter users because of their opinion may be a clear violation of the First Amendment.
Stephen King who stays at Bangor, Maine, is, however, not unnerved. He had initially thought that his tweet block was a hoax. King tweeted back to J.K.Rowling:
He was referring to Vice-president Mike Pence.
Stephen King’s amazing anti-Trump Twitter campaign
Some of the intelligent and daring tweets of Stephen King against Trump include the following:
- “Hating all Muslims for what happened in Paris is like hating all Christians because of the gay-hating Westboro Baptist Church.”
- “New right-wing idea: put America in a gigantic Zip-Lock Baggie, keep all nasty germy foreigners out.”
- “I no longer tweet about Trump. That anyone in America would even CONSIDER voting for this rabid coyote leaves me speechless.”
- During Christmas, he tweeted: “Happy Holidays, you Twitter heads. Love and peace to all of you, even the NRA types and those willing to vote for He Who Must Not Be Named.”
- “Oh, look! A rabid coyote with bad hair won the South Carolina primary! Please clap!”
- “Republican debate: The whole world is laughing at us. SOMEBODY SHUT THESE CLOWNS UP.”
- “Of course, the rallies held by He Who Must Not Be Named ARE reality shows, often reminding me, in a weird way of DUCK DYNASTY.”
- “Congrats, Republicans! You’re about to nominate a thin-skinned racist with the temperament of a 3-year-old.”
- “One difference between Nixon and Trump: when the Republicans nominated Nixon, they didn’t KNOW he was a crook.”
- “From the Book of Republicans: ‘Lo, we have many assholes running for President. Let us consider, and pick the biggest. And so it was done.’”
- “Molly, aka the Thing of Evil, demonstrates what the world will look like after 4 years of Trump foreign policy.”
- “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.”
- “Trump: Sexist oinker, tax dodger, draft dodger, a pal of Putin, racist, serial liar, ANNNND…Republican candidate for president!”
- “Trump’s tweets display hysteria, aggression, paranoia, insecurity. Politics aside, his mental state bears close watching.”
- “One remarkable difference between Obama and Trump: the latter seems to have absolutely no sense of humor. The clearest sign of a dull mind.”
- “Trump’s view of fake news explained: “If it runs counter to what I believe or say, it’s fake. The facts are irrelevant.”
- In February this year, Stephen King accused Donald Trump: “Today’s bummer: Trump screws up our relationship with Australia, a long-time ally. Our president is an impulsive, bad-tempered idiot.”.
- “Trump’s tweets are both malevolent and excruciatingly dumb. He comes off sounding like a pro wrestling bad guy from 1965.”
J.K.Rowling’s experience with her anti-Trump stance
This 51-year-old author has been against Donald Trump and his policies. She is a Trump adversary, which probably did not go well with one of her fans who also happened to be a Trump supporter. In February 2017, her indignant fan wrote:
“@jk_rowling just burned all my Harry Potter books after being a fan for 17 years. The Phils Stone was one of the first books I EVER read. I’m upset it has to be that way.. You embarrassed me, disgusted me, and I will never read your work again #ThankyouFor17Years”
Of course, this elegant author was not going to be cowed down by such tweets. In her response, the author likened the President to ‘Harry Potter’ villain Lord Voldemort. She tweeted back:
“Guess it’s true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat. but you still can’t make her think.”
One of her former fans wrote:
“@jk_rowling glad I caught this article on yahoo. I will now burn your books and movies too.”
“Well, the fumes from the DVDs might be toxic and I’ve still got your money, so by all means borrow my lighter.”
She also posted a Winston Churchill quote:
“‘You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.’ — Winston Churchill,”
One of Donald’s blind fans, Frogulus Pepe lashed back:
“Quote very fitting to @realDonaldTrump. He stands up for something very very good and you are his enemy Mrs S–tty Writer.”
But Rowling had her answer ready. She said:
“*sighs* Well, who knows? If I try harder, I might be reincarnated as a lonely virgin hiding behind a cartoon frog.”