Stephen King isn’t mincing words when it comes to Trump and his notorious “shithole” countries comment.
The famed horror writer took to Twitter to condemn not only the President, but his army of brainless followers, too.
Trump supporters: how much more of this vile poison do you have to swallow before you finally vomit up this racist excuse for a world leader?
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 12, 2018
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During an Oval Office meeting in which lawmakers discussed restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa, Trump lashed out at the prospect of enacting legislation for those who come from “shithole countries.”
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said during a meeting with Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Durbin (D-IL), as well as those with more hardline immigration stances, including Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), among others.
Adding insult to injury, Trump then went so far as to suggest that the United States should welcome people who come from countries like Norway. Trump met with the Norwegian Prime Minister yesterday. The difference, of course, is that Norwegians are overwhelmingly caucasian, whereas those from Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa are not.
Trump’s remark comes on the heels of his administration’s decision to end protections for more than 200,000 Salvadorans living in the United States. The move jeopardizes an entire subset of people who have been living in the country for 15 years.
Stephen King pulled no punches with his response to the incident. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have come out in droves with stern rebuttals and delicately worded condemnations. But King really takes it to the nth degree, which is exactly where the conversation needs to go if this is how Trump feels comfortable speaking in the Oval Office.