British Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling unloaded on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in an essay posted to her website this week, calling the candidate a “fascist” who possesses “the temperament of an unstable nightclub bouncer.”
“Look towards the Republican Party in America and shudder. ‘Make America Great Again!’ cries a man who is fascist in all but name,” Rowling kicks off her anti-Trump diatribe.
The author continues:
“His stubby fingers are currently within horrifyingly close reach of America’s nuclear codes. He achieved this pre-eminence by proposing crude, unworkable solutions to complex threats. Terrorism? ‘Ban all Muslims!’ Immigration? ‘Build a wall!’ He has the temperament of an unstable nightclub bouncer, jeers at violence when it breaks out at his rallies and wears his disdain for women and minorities with pride. God help America. God help us all.”
Rowling has not shied away from weighing in with her opinion of Trump during this year’s election. In December, the acclaimed author called the GOP candidate worse than her literary arch-villain, Lord Voldemort.
In May, Rowling dismissed the efforts of hundreds of thousands of petition-signers to have Trump banned from entering the United Kingdom, saying in a speech that Trump has her “full support to come to my country and be offensive and bigoted there.”
In her essay, the 50-year-old author also knocked Trump for his support of the so-called Brexit, or the campaign to have Britain leave the European Union.
“Donald Trump supports the break up of the EU. The inheritor of a family fortune, he has never needed to cooperate or collaborate and he appears incapable of understanding complexity or nuance,” Rowling wrote. “Of foreign leaders or would-be leaders, Trump is joined only by Vladimir Putin and Marine le Pen in urging Brexit upon the UK.”
Read the entirety of Rowling’s essay here.
Britain’s referendum on European Union membership will be held on June 23.
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