Some people who are afraid of horror novels might consider blocking an author like Stephen King on Twitter. However, the author of such novels as Cujo, Christine, Firestarter and It has found that his consistent criticism of Donald Trump has resulted in the President blocking his Twitter account.
On Tuesday, King stated that Trump had blocked the author on his social media feed. This upset King so much, well not really, but he jokingly tweeted out that, “I may have to kill myself.”
Stephen King has regularly tweeted his criticism of the current president, through the campaign and into his time in the White House. He has repeatedly calls Trump on his Twitter feed the “idiotic president” and in February he said that Trump had screwed up the relationship the U.S. had with Australia, reported The Washington Post.
Following the blocking, after King jokingly saying that he would kill himself, he questioned if it was a hoax, and then came to reality that he would live in a Twitter world, “Trumplessness.” However, Stephen King is not the first Twitter user that the president has blocked. Last week, a letter was sent by lawyers for two users demanding that the White House unblock them from Donald Trump‘s personal account.
Since the blocking of King on Tuesday, the author has not added anything more to his Twitter account, but his followers can be sure that his political rants will not stop. During the election, he was so upset with the growth of support for Trump, in his yard he planted signs urging people to vote for Pennywise, the clown from his novel It. Pennywise was portrayed by Tim Curry in the 1990 television mini-series, and will be portrayed by Bill Skarsgård in the upcoming theatrical release.
It is not entirely clear if people who follow Stephen King on Twitter, and retweet will reach President Trump. While King does tweet a lot about his disdain for the current president, he also shares other things, like information on his new television series, The Mist, and for followers of his Facebook page, there are plenty of hilarious posts about one of his corgis, Molly (AKA the Thing of Evil) to entertain his followers.
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By Cletus Dillwood
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