King claims the US President has blocked him from reading his tweets, although he admits it could be a 'hoax'
Stephen King has claimed that Donald Trump has blocked him on Twitter, leading JK Rowling to offer to message her fellow author the President’s tweets.
King – known for horror and thriller novels including Carrie, The Shining and IT – has been a vocal critic of Trump in the past. A recent tweet of King’s reads: “Trump’s cabinet offers a postgraduate-level course in ass-kissing.”
Earlier today (June 13), King took to Twitter to claim that “Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets,” jokingly adding: “I may have to kill myself.”
This led Harry Potter author Rowling to reply: “I still have access. I’ll DM them to you.”
However, King later suggested that the Trump block might be a “hoax”. See his additional tweets on the topic beneath.
Along with King, JK Rowling has also been critical of Trump since his election win last year. In February, Rowling described a Trump press conference as “scarier than Psycho“ and had previously called Trump a “giant orange Twitter egg”.
Rowling has defended her right to criticise the Trump regime, despite not being an American citizen, arguing: “When a man this ignorant & easy to manipulate gets within sniffing distance of the nuclear codes, it’s everyone’s business.”