It’s kind of amazing that Donald Trump has yet to get into a Twitter feud with Stephen King.
Given how often the horror master tweets about the president, and how often the president likes to hit back at people who have said mean things about him, you’d have thought the two would have come to blows.
But it hasn’t happened yet. So far their relationship, aside from a brief blocking phase, has mainly consisted of King taking repeated potshots.
And over the past weekend, he’s been at it again.
It started with Trump’s continuing attacks on the Democratic Congresswomen he targeted with a series of racist tweets last weekend. Rather than apologising, Trump has continued to direct a stream of criticism towards them over the past week, both on Twitter and during rallies.
On Sunday, he tweeted that he didn’t think they “are capable of loving” America.
I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said. They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation!
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2019
A few hours later, King responded. Rather than arguing with the president, he simply offered a theory about Trump’s worldview.
Trump’s worldview simplified: If you disagree with my policies, you hate America. Because I AM America.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 21, 2019
That tweet has now been shared over 10,000 times.
It wasn’t the only viral tweet the author posted about Trump over the weekend, either. On Saturday, he turned the former Apprentice host’s catchphrase around on him.
I think we all agree that Donald Trump is a vile, racist, and incompetent bag of guts and waters. How happy I would be to tell him “YOU’RE FIRED” next November.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 20, 2019
Good thing King picked up his National Medal of Arts while Obama was still in charge.