During his campaign, President Trump declared that his followers were so loyal that they would stand by him, even if he shot someone “in the middle of 5th Avenue.” He hasn’t gone quite that far, thankfully, but Trump has done and said a number of appalling things since then, yet he’s still managed to maintain the support of the majority of his base.
He’s also managed to maintain his office, despite signs coming from practically every direction indicating that he is guilty of a variety of crimes, from violating the Constitution to colluding with Russia.
For those who have not been hypnotized by Trump’s lies, it’s been incredibly troubling to see what he has been able to get away with over the last seven months. On Sunday evening, renowned author Stephen King hopped on Twitter and, unable to contain his frustration any longer, tweeted what we’ve all been thinking about the current president.
If any other prez had done half the things Trump has done…a third…a fucking TENTH…he’d be gone like Enron. What’s happened to us?
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 30, 2017
King’s followers were quick to chime in and let him know that they agree completely with his latest message. Some also suggested that the current political situation in the United States is scarier than anything even the “King of Horror” could think up.
King himself has said in past tweets that he thinks Trump’s presidency is more frightening than any of his past works.
In May, he wrote:
‘Trump’s tweets in his first hundred days draw a pretty clear portrait: he’s almost textbook case of narcissistic personality disorder.
‘That this guy has his finger on the nuclear trigger is worse than any horror story I ever wrote.’
It was probably messages like this that got King on the ever-growing list of people who have been blocked from Trump’s personal Twitter account. He may have been banned from directly viewing and commenting on the president’s petty tweets, but that block seems to have just made King more determined to continue speaking out against Trump.
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