Stephen King Mocks Trump Wiretapping Claims with Twitter Short Story

American author Stephen King poses for photographers on November 13, 2013 in Paris, before a book signing event dedicated to the release of his new book 'Doctor Sleep', the sequel to his 1977 novel 'The Shining'. The best-selling author has written over 50 novels and sold 350 million copies worldwide. …
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Horror author Stephen King took to his Twitter account Saturday to pen a micro-short story that mocked President Donald Trump’s claim that former President Obama wiretapped his office in Trump Tower before the 2016 presidential election.

“Not only did Obama tap Trump’s phones, he stole the strawberry ice cream out of the mess locker,” King wrote in the first of three Tweets Saturday.

On Saturday, the president claimed that Obama had wire-tapped the phone in his office in Trump Tower before the election, comparing the alleged incident to Richard Nixon’s conduct during the Watergate scandal.

A representative for Obama has strongly denied the claim.

The 69-year-old author — awarded the National Medal of Arts by Obama in 2015 — has been a frequent and outspoken critic of Trump since well before the election. In December, King tweeted that he would no longer tweet about Trump.

“That anyone in America would even CONSIDER voting for this rabid coyote leaves me speechless,” he wrote then.

In May, the Carrie author joined hundreds of other prominent authors in signing an open letter “unequivocally” condemning Trump’s candidacy.

The following month, King told Rolling Stone that he was “disappointed in the country” after Trump claimed the Republican nomination.

“I think that he’s sort of the last stand of a sort of American male who feels like women have gotten out of their place and they’re letting in all these people that have the wrong skin colors. He speaks to those people,” he told the magazine.

“Trump is extremely popular because people would like to have a world where you just didn’t question that the white American was at the top of the pecking order,” he added.

 

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