The master of horror fiction, Stephen King, is an outspoken Donald Trump critic. These days, instead of writing about things that keep us up at night, King takes to Twitter and castigates Donald Trump – whose ideologies and rhetoric actually do terrify most Americans.
At least we hope they do.
2018 revealed how active The Shining author was on social media with his incisive tweets denouncing the Trump administration. He strayed fro horror and wrote plenty about politics, which is just as scary.
Mashable compiled some of King's best scorchers from 2018, and as far as we're concerned, these tweets are on point.
I don't want to see these buttons.
When Blabbermouth Don talks about who has the bigger nuclear button, I think we all know what he's talking about. I… https://t.co/mTEWqvYlhN— Stephen King (@Stephen King)1514945732.0
@AZtracyN @StephenKing https://t.co/TF1ut2o1SF— Kevin11 (@Kevin11)1514946444.0
King goes after Trump's base.
Trump supporters: how much more of this vile poison do you have to swallow before you finally vomit up this racist… https://t.co/A4LNPUOKpy— Stephen King (@Stephen King)1515797369.0
@StephenKing @EdRedstateblues They don’t see it as poison so you’re asking the wrong question. To them his racism i… https://t.co/e7wfQKFS6j— sarahjb13 (@sarahjb13)1516001790.0
Truth is scarier than fiction.
History will extract a very high price for those Republicans who are now enabling a racist, narcissistic, lazy, and… https://t.co/vwERZX8dXa— Stephen King (@Stephen King)1516138505.0
@JanoBallesteros @StephenKing https://t.co/HrlhwN3BQa— Susan W FL (@Susan W FL)1516142202.0
We always seem to be on the brink of some kind of destruction.
The Doomsday Clock now stands at two minutes to midnight. Thanks, Trump.— Stephen King (@Stephen King)1516914439.0
@StephenKing I've always loved your books and I love you even more for your stance on Trump! Long may it continue.… https://t.co/MZDGlM3CLs— Heather Pugh (@Heather Pugh)1516914686.0
Can a seat belt really save our lives?
Having Trump as president is like tapping the drunkest guy at the party to be the designated driver.— Stephen King (@Stephen King)1520254521.0
@StephenKing @jendiEvgeniya Or like hiring the local pedophile to babysit. Or having the Village Idiot do your brai… https://t.co/FEaA9qDLkn— JohnRJohnson (@JohnRJohnson)1520265133.0
Let's just say this does not reflect well on 45.
The current White House staff is bad tempered, arrogant, insensitive, and largely incompetent. What does that say about the boss?— Stephen King (@Stephen King)1526031850.0
@StephenKing Elect a clown expect a circus.— AmericanagainstTrump (@AmericanagainstTrump)1526047153.0
Oh, you definitely intended to be "snarky," Mr. King. And we're here for it.
Not to be snarky, but Melania can probably use a week’s rest from Blabbermouth Don. Sounds heavenly to me.— Stephen King (@Stephen King)1526335440.0
@StephenKing Drugs, rest, and no orange nightmare? I'm in!— Luna (@Luna)1526335637.0
We wish this was a fictional character from one of his novels.
Trump is totally incompetent. Incapable. Lost. He needs to be impeached before he can damage the republic more than he already has.— Stephen King (@Stephen King)1527368983.0
@StephenKing His incessant lying is also a problem. We can't have a president who lies all the time. The credibilit… https://t.co/AY8JZxG4sb— Sean Currey (@Sean Currey)1527369637.0
A simple explanation.
I think even Blabbermouth Don's most fervent supporters would (if only in their hearts) agree that, boasting aside,… https://t.co/hIe23uAv8t— Stephen King (@Stephen King)1529577867.0
@StephenKing Mr. Trump, your word is COUNSEL. https://t.co/UmK0OK9AGL— IAteAButterfly (@IAteAButterfly)1529578105.0
The Brits were very well prepared to greet Trump.
Just a warning to my British friends: An American dipshit is coming to visit you. Please remember most of us didn't… https://t.co/0qUTg5tfJm— Stephen King (@Stephen King)1531065189.0
@StephenKing @VandersteltTina They're ready!! https://t.co/X3zipxRd5f— Betsy, #TrumpResign #ImpeachTrump (@Betsy, #TrumpResign #ImpeachTrump)1531339136.0
Here is the tweet that won the internet last year.
George Orwell on Trump and Putin, in 1945: “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and… https://t.co/1amNb6RioX— Stephen King (@Stephen King)1532035184.0
@amyinthelou @Bourassa1963 @StephenKing It’s kinda crazy to think that our country ended up like this. We have a ma… https://t.co/H3xTbOchVh— Adam E Ross (@Adam E Ross)1532117965.0
This year is already off to quite a start. But it is sure to provide plenty of material for the master of horror to echo what some of us can't put into words.