Stephen King says Donald Trump has a 'f***ed-up mind'
J. K. Rowling gets all the shine on social media for her Twitter smacks against the President, but another fiction heavyweight has been tossing jabs for months on end. Trump has even blocked him on Twitter for what he's said.
That man, of course, is Stephen King, the industrious mind behind It and a thousand other novels. Probably literally a thousand. The man pumps out like a book every year for decades on end.
The new cinematic iteration of It has brought King back into the public eye, though he never really vanished completely. There's also Dark Tower, and Shawshank Redemption, and well, you get the idea. He's quite possibly the most successful novelist ever, and that success comes from the genres of horror and just plain well-written human drama.
When Donald Trump retweeted a GIF of him hitting a golf ball into Hillary Clinton's back, the legendary author got on Twitter, presumably pretty upset by the President's sense of humor.
"Trump thinks hitting a woman with a golf ball and knocking her down is funny. Myself, I think it indicates a severely f***ed-up mind."
“That this guy has his finger on the nuclear trigger is worse than any horror story I ever wrote,” continued King. Trump, of course didn't respond - he's blocked Stephen King on Twitter. But I imagine he'd say something like:
"Weirdo Stephen King thinks I have a bad brain. That's funny because his novel had child sex in it. My brain is great. Sad!"
At least, that's the line of attack that conservative commentator Ben Shapiro fired off with:
Ouch. What's King's response to that one? That scene, of course, never made it into either one of the It films, and if King was a young author coming up today, I speak with certainty that his editor would never allow that scene. It's the most politically incorrect thing possible.
King, of course, has a f***ed up mind because he's a horror author. But what about Trump? Is his Tweet endorsing violence against women?
I don't think so. Nobody is physically attacking Hillary Clinton. Billions of girls worldwide need support for dealing with violence - why stand up for one woman on Earth who is privileged to the utmost degree? Isn't it rather hilarious when extremely rich and successful celebrities come out to defend other extremely rich and powerful people, but ultimately have no influence whatsoever over the political system, and are just like the rest of us, voicing displeasure without consequence?
Stephen King is pretty cool with Obama, presumably.
Of course, Obama waged a secret drone war, bombed seven Muslim countries, and ballooned out the massive executive branch that Trump now controls. None of that, to the celebrity mind of Stephen King, is 'f***ed-up'.
What do you think? Personally, I can not relate to this mindset where a bad joke is more offensive than murderous foreign policy. Why take umbrage at Tweets and accept imperial murder as something not worth commenting on? Twitter will break all our brains.