Former US president Donald Trump continues to enjoy a certain degree of support despite his links to the Jan 6 riots being under investigation and the recent FBI raid at his Mar-a-Lago residence. Republicans like Marjorie Taylor Greene continue to stand by him and many of Trump’s nominated candidates have been doing well in the primaries, bolstering a base for a possible 2024 presidential run. However, horror maestro Stephen King isn’t a Donald Trump fan and the author made it mighty clear in an interview with Sunday Times. 

The It and Shining writer said, “I happen to think that Trump was a horrible president and is a horrible person. I think he actually engaged in criminal behaviour and, certainly, I felt that he was a sociopath who tried to overturn the American democracy not out of any political wish of his own but because he could not admit that he had lost.” 

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He also answered when asked about the rise of fascism in the US, saying “There is a strong right-wing, a political right wing in America, and they have a megaphone in some of the media. They’re not fascists but they’re hard right-wingers. They’re certainly climate change deniers, so that is a real problem.”

King has had a prolific career with notable works like Carrie in his oeuvre. His 65th novel titled Fairy Tale is due to hit the shelves this September. Speaking about what drove him to pen the upcoming book, the writer said, “What I thought I would like to do was write a thumping good read. The idea was that I would do something that would make me happy and take me away from COVID and Trump, politics and everything else that I would fall into every day. Pretty much that’s what happened”. 

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Many of the author’s works have been turned into successful films and shows, with several more adaptations in the pipeline.