And the bestselling horror writer had a dark prediction about what will come next:
First, you stoke hatred and fear of minorities. Then you round them up and put them in camps. Next, you send out raiding parties to get those who have been driven into hiding. The armbands come next right?— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 14, 2019
King has been a persistent critic on Twitter of both the president and his supporters. Earlier this year, when longtime Trump associate Roger Stone was arrested, King asked: “How long before Trump supporters realize that you don’t surround yourself with dirty guys unless you’re dirty yourself?”
He’s also among the many critics who have been blocked by the president on Twitter. Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that Trump had been violating the Constitution by doing so.
“I might’ve said he had his head somewhere where a certain yoga position would be necessary to get it there,” King explained last year. “And that was it, man.”