Rowling compares Trump's spokesperson to the 'Harry Potter' novels' villainous Death Eaters
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has once again used Twitter to heap disdain on Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign.
Comments Trump’s spokesperson Katrina Pierson made in 2012 relating to the racial background of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have recently resurfaced, prompting Rowling to find Pierson’s original tweet and comment on it.
“Perfect Obama’s dad born in Africa, Mitt Romney’s dad born in Mexico. Any pure breeds left? #CNNDebate,” Pierson tweeted in January 2012.
In a tweet posted on Sunday (January 24), Rowling likened Pierson to the Death Eaters from her Harry Potters novels. The Death Eaters are followers of the evil Lord Voldemort who staunchly believe in “purifying” the wizarding race from “half-bloods” or those who have mixed parentage: one magical, the other non-magical.
In December Rowling shared her thoughts on Trump himself, branding him worse than Harry Potter’s evil nemesis Lord Voldemort.
After the BBC published an article explaining why the prospective Republican presidential candidate keeps being compared to Voldemort on Twitter, Rowling tweeted in response: “How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad.”
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the first in a series of Harry Potter spin-off films written by Rowling, opens in cinemas in November. Watch the first teaser trailer here.