There are two people whose Twitter activity never fails to make the news, so whenever J.K. Rowling unleashes her Scottish-level snark on President-elect Donald Trump, the Internet achieves some kind of nuclear, pop-culture fusion. On Tuesday morning, J.K. Rowling summarized Trump's statement to The Times about his heroes, condensing the PEOTUS' rambling paragraph to a succinct 26 words. The Harry Potter author tweeted further on Trump, commenting on both the E.U.'s collective dread of his impending presidency and the people who don't fear the next four years at all.
J.K. Rowling is the Queen of Twitter, OK? As such, she's never minced words when it comes to Donald Trump, calling him "a giant orange Twitter egg" and wondering what hell hath wrought "[w]hen a man this ignorant & easy to manipulate gets within sniffing distance of the nuclear codes." After Toronto Star Washington Correspondent Daniel Dale tweeted a screenshot of The Times' interview with Trump, Rowling had the perfect reply.
The Times asked Trump if he had any heroes. His response:
If you got lost somewhere in that 242-word mess of an answer — and that was probably the point — J.K. Rowling swooped in to save the day with this summary of Trump's statement:
"Heroes? Me, because I am innately awesome and you can't learn this, but a bit my dad, who must've been kinda ok, cos he made me." https://t.co/WYJQ8chAxd— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 17, 2017
(Also, is it just me, or does Trump sound exactly like 11-year-old Dudley Dursley trying to be Kid President?)
Rowling went on to remind us that every decent person in the E.U. opposes and fears Trump's regime, with fascists being the sole exception. When another Twitter user asked "What if you’re neither dreading Trumps presidency or a fascist?" Rowling replied:
Then I want some of what you're smoking. https://t.co/pcXzOf1JZm— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 17, 2017
Never change, J.K.R.