Stephen King 'Bans' Trump from Seeing His New Horror Flick
Horror author and filmmaker Stephen King "banned" President Trump from seeing his latest film, "It," the Maine resident announced on Twitter.
King said he was responding to being blocked by Trump on Twitter earlier this summer.
"Donald Trump blocked me on Twitter. I am hereby blocking him from seeing "It "or "Mr. Mercedes." No clowns for you, Donald. Go float yourself," King wrote.
Donald Trump blocked me on Twitter. I am hereby blocking him from seeing IT or MR. MERCEDES. No clowns for you, Donald. Go float yourself.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 25, 2017
The film about children facing an evil clown opens in September.
Prior to being blocked by Trump, King fired off dozens of tweets critical of the president.
Oh, look! A rabid coyote with bad hair won the South Carolina primary! Please clap!
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 21, 2016
Donald Trump: There hasn't been a novelty act this annoying since Alvin and the Chipmunks.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 6, 2015
King once compared Trump to the "dark lord" Voldemort from "Harry Potter," and called him the most "annoying novelty act" since "Alvin and the Chipmunks."
Populist demagogues like He Who Must Not Be Named aren't a new thing; see THE DEAD ZONE, published 37 years ago.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 15, 2016
One difference between Nixon and Trump: when the Republicans nominated Nixon, they didn't actually KNOW he was a crook.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 21, 2016
"Oh, look, a rabid coyote with bad hair won South Carolina," King wrote during the primaries.
The more I read about and listen to Donald Trump, the more appalled I am. Not as a Democrat; as a human being. A genuinely nasty man.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 2, 2016
The President-elect prepares his Christmas cards to foreign leaders. pic.twitter.com/eRsM1lnccb
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 22, 2016
He also called Trump a "thin-skinned racist with the temperament of a three year old" and said that unlike with President Nixon, Trump voters knew they were "electing a crook."