Donald Trump has a stamp of disapproval from countless celebrities and other famous figures. One of the most well-known being the infamous horror author behind IT, The Shining, and Carrie, Stephen King.
On Tuesday, Trump called his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a “lowlife” in a tweet:
This came shortly after she published her new memoir, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.
When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018
Twitter was quick to point out that he hired Manigault Newman not once, not twice, but four times:
In addition to being one of his aides, she starred on his reality television show The Apprentice for more than a decade.
4 times you hired her. I guess in this case, you are the bitch.
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) August 14, 2018
Responses came flooding in:
Somehow, most people were disgusted at the president calling a woman a dog. Go figure.
Ladies and gentleman that is the President of the United States, your commander and chief calling a woman a dog! What an excellent example he sets for the rest of the world.
— curly locks 77 (@curlylocks77) August 14, 2018
— Joe Coduto (@codutojac) August 14, 2018
Stephen King was amongst those who responded:
Called his foul-mouth “ugly” and “demeaning,” King pointed out that people have gotten used to Trump talking like that. Now, as a result of that, people are beginning to become desensitized to his mind-blowing name-calling.
The President of the United States called a woman a DOG. Let me repeat that: he called her a DOG. Have we gotten so numb to Trump's ugly, demeaning talk that this means nothing? You might like her, you might not, but to call her a DOG?
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 15, 2018
King has openly spoken out against Trump in the past:
As he does in his books, King held nothing back in his tweets about the president.
The viciousness of Trump's tweets is disturbing, the pettiness perhaps more so. This guy is not cut out for the main stage.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 30, 2017
So much so, Trump blocked King on Twitter:
Although, considering he has blocked half of Hollywood, that doesn’t take a whole lot.
In fact, Trump has blocked so many people, there is a trending hashtag dedicated to it: #BlockedByTrump. Back in March, Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled that because his social media is a public forum, blocking someone is violating the First Amendmant.
Buchwald declared his blocking as unconstitutional.
Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets. I may have to kill myself.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 13, 2017
Twitter agreed with King:
People can’t believe it is accepted, and even normalized, for the President of the United States to talk to people as he does.
That’s what I said. People are out here buying groceries like it’s a normal day. I simply cannot believe that America has accepted this. It’s maddening
— Sally Carter ✨ (@GirlOnFireSally) August 15, 2018
— rosierifka (@rosierifka) August 15, 2018
So so true, it begs the question, what type of citizen do you have that would vote for a person with his lack of decent character?
— Mariam (@103sTaR103) August 15, 2018
King is one of many, many, many people who have referred to President Trump as a dog:
Quite a long list for such a specific insult.
People Trump has called a dog on Twitter:
-The New Hampshire Union Leader
— Zizi Roberts (@zizabella) August 15, 2018
— Maya (@maya_givens) August 15, 2018
King might be the man behind some of the most frightening, bone-chilling books of all time, but somehow, Trump continues to scare people even more in 140 characters or less.