Stephen King got some revenge on Donald Trump. After the president blocked him on Twitter, the book author is now banning Trump from seeing the upcoming movie “It” or the currently showing TV series “Mr. Mercedes”, which are both based on his books.
“Donald Trump blocked me on Twitter. I am hereby blocking him from seeing IT or MR. MERCEDES. No clowns for you, Donald. Go float yourself,” King tweeted on late Thursday, August 24. It’s unclear how the 69-year-old author will prevent Trump from getting access to both adaptations of his works.
Donald Trump blocked me on Twitter. I am hereby blocking him from seeing IT or MR. MERCEDES. No clowns for you, Donald. Go float yourself.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 25, 2017
“IT”, starring Bill Skarsgard as evil clown Pennywise, will open in theaters across the nation on September 8. It’s intended as the first installment of a planned duology.
As for “Mr. Mercedes”, it airs every Thursday on Audience network starting August 9. The story centers on a cat-and-mouse game between a retired detective and a serial killer who claimed sixteen lives when he drove a stolen Mercedes through a line of job-seekers at a local job fair.
King made the move after Trump blocked him from the president’s personal account on Twitter in June. “Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets. I may have to kill myself,” King revealed to his Twitter followers at the time. He wrote in another post, “Blocked! Condemned to an existential wasteland of Trumplessness!”
King is known for being critical of Trump. Hours before being blocked by Trump, King criticized Trump’s cabinet as writing, “Trump’s cabinet offers a postgraduate-level course in a**-kissing.”
Fellow literary icon J.K. Rowling then came to the rescue, offering to DM Trump’s tweet to King so that he could still get access to the president’s frequently controversial tweets. “I still have access. I’ll DM them to you,” wrote the “Harry Potter” author.
King is not the only person that can no longer get access to Trump’s tweets. Following numerous jabs at the president, Chrissy Teigen was banned from seeing his tweets on his personal account since July.