Stephen King Isn't Mincing Words About Donald Trump: Welcome To The 'Age Of Dumb'
With close to 100 books under his belt, several of them tipping the 1,000-page scale, Stephen King is known for his way with words. That hasn't changed with the new year, and Stephen King isn't mincing words about our new president. The End of Watch author has tweeted his displeasure with Donald Trump and his policies throughout the 2016 election cycle, and he's continued to do so since the GOP candidate's election. I've got a selection of King's best Trump tweets below, so keep reading.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, published on June 9, 2016, King told Andy Greene that Trump was "sort of the last stand of a sort of American male who feels like women have gotten out of their place and they're letting in all these people that have the wrong skin colors," adding that the then-candidate owed his popularity to "people [who] would like to have a world where you just didn't question that the white American was at the top of the pecking order."
Expanding on his statements in a Facebook Live interview with The Washington Post's Ron Charles on Sep. 24, King said, "A Trump presidency scares me more than anything else ... I'm terrified that he'll become president." When asked whether he would write a book about Trump's presidency, King referred Charles to The Dead Zone, his 1979 novel about a clairvoyant man who awakens from a years-long coma and goes on a mission to assassinate a presidential candidate who will usher in World War III.
After Trump's election in November, King announced that he was "shutting down" his social media accounts for a short recovery period, reminding his followers of "[a] common sign in antiques stores reading IF YOU BREAK IT, YOU OWN IT." King returned to Twitter and Facebook on Nov. 22, and he hasn't left since. Here are some of his best tweets on Trump.
One difference between Nixon and Trump: when the Republicans nominated Nixon, they didn't actually KNOW he was a crook.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 21, 2016
Breaking News: Reliable sources reveal that Donald Trump is actually Cthulu. The absurd hairdo isn't absurd at all. It hides the tentacles.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 12, 2016
Molly, aka the Thing of Evil, demonstrates what the world will look like after 4 years of Trump foreign policy. pic.twitter.com/He5Sl4RDfq— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 14, 2016
Electing Donald Trump to fix America would be like fixing eczema with a blowtorch.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 7, 2016
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
Molly, aka the Thing of Evil, after believing Donald Trump was the CANDIDATE of evil, switches her allegiance to someone even worse. pic.twitter.com/ZkvrfPffE5— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 2, 2016
The President-elect prepares his Christmas cards to foreign leaders. pic.twitter.com/eRsM1lnccb— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 22, 2016
Trump's mental condition is open to debate, I suppose; that he's an incompetent asshat seems undeniable.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 7, 2016
According to the Asshat Elect, we need more nukes. The guy's probably right. We only have enough to destroy the world 120 times over.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 23, 2016
Americans have been very bad this year, but instead of coal in our stockings, we're getting a big fat lump o' Trump.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 24, 2016
One remarkable difference between Obama and Trump: the latter seems to have absolutely no sense of humor. The clearest sign of a dull mind.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 28, 2016
Trump's response to Meryl Streep--childish, churlish, petulant--is exactly why most Americans fear his presidency. Emtoionally unqualified.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 9, 2017
Golden showers and the president of the United States in the same story. We have now officially entered the basement. So embarrassing.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 11, 2017
Boston Globe describe's El Trumpo's cabinet as "a who's who of homophobia." Is he going to be president or America's Czar of Hate?— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 14, 2017
Love Toby Keith. Great country artist. Supports the troops. Hopefully he'll play "The Draft Dodger Rag" for Trump at that inaugural bash.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 19, 2017
I wish anyone other than Donald Trump--left, right, or center--were taking the Oath of Office tomorrow. My preference would be Barack Obama.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 19, 2017
Welcome to the age of plunder, bluster, and empty rhetoric. In other words, to the Age of Dumb. If you voted for him, you're responsible.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 20, 2017
Stephen King, thankee-sai.