Stephen King is widely considered the master of literary horror, so you’d think words wouldn’t hold the power to horrify or disgust him anymore.
Generally speaking, you’d probably be right, but he’s been pretty outspoken about just how disgusting he finds Donald Trump’s words, actions, policies… pretty much everything. Stephen King and Donald Trump will never be BFF’s, let’s just put it that way. One of Trump’s recent tweets really rubbed Stephen the wrong way, and he wasn’t afraid to talk about it on Twitter.
Why not talk about Trump on Trump’s favorite platform? Makes sense to us.
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
If you have no idea what he’s talking about, let’s back things up. Former reality-TV contestant and White House employee, Omarosa, has been discussing Trump’s racism in the media lately. Trump isn’t a fan of that, or Omarosa anymore. He could choose to stay diplomatic or to concern himself with other issues, but that’s never been his style. When Trump feels attacked, he hits back. This time was no different.
Trump dropped this gem on Twitter.
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
The tweet, of course, was popular among some people – but for the most part, people across party lines were pretty turned off by how classless and non-Presidential the sentiment was. King’s tweet about the situation really got people talking.
Yes, they have. He could call her a son of a bitch, lowlife, low IQ, dumb, shithole, stupid, crooked, libtard, dog bleeding from her whatever… and 35% of the country will applaud him for it. The rest will just shrug.
— Alt Fed Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) August 15, 2018
If you said that to a coworker in a normal corporate environment, you'd be called to HR, possibly charged with harassment, and might even get fired. Apparently the office of POTUS now has NO standards of decency. Even sadder, his supporters don't care.
— Elyse (@wraithfodder) August 15, 2018
— ☀Lyn Ruiz☀ (@LynRuiz) August 16, 2018
I am disgusted by this and by him. My stomach turns every time I read his demeaning tweets. This is not okay. This is not okay. This is not okay. I have to keep telling myself that and praying that others are telling themselves the same thing.
— Elaine Clark (@ebclark0804) August 16, 2018
I’d read that
— generic name (@samlydya) August 17, 2018
I’m probably not the first to say this but reality right now would make an amazing horror story! “Mister President”
— T⊗ri☿ ️ ⚢⚧ (@AngryTreeSquid) August 16, 2018
The number of people suggesting a Stephen King re-write is both awesome and terrifying. Now that Omarosa has revealed that she has approximately 200 tapes and Trump is allegedly calling for her arrest, we expect things to get even more action-packed. We want your thoughts. Do you think Trump has gone too far with his insults?