Stephen King rips into Trump over ‘tantrum’ about Covid relief bill

Sanjana Varghese
Wednesday 30 December 2020 12:10
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Stephen King has criticised Trump via Twitter yet again, saying that Trump is throwing a temper tantrum by not signing a relief bill which would give American people stimulus money.

King is best known as a famous author – he wrote The Shining and It, and has left a lasting mark on horror fiction.  He’s also been an outspoken critic of Trump ever since he started his presidential campaign, and has even come up with a nickname for Trump – ’blabbermouth Don’ - something that Trump himself is all too familiar with.

This time, King is criticising Trump’s refusal to sign a stimulus bill which would enable Congress to send checks to people around the US in the middle of the pandemic.

The amount that has been widely publicised is $600, but Trump has made it clear in several public appearances that he would have liked it to be $2,000 – something which Democrats have seized on and dared Republicans to vote through. Trump has since signed the bill through, and it’s now going to a vote in the House of Representatives.

King points out that his refusal isn’t actually political – as many Trump supporters and surrogates say it is – but rather just Trump throwing a tantrum because he’s not getting what he wants.

This isn’t one of the first times that King has criticised Trump, nor will it be the last.

He even went so far as to suggest that Trump was scarier than one of the worlds that King created in his books.

Trump’s blocked King on Twitter so it’s safe to say that the feeling is mutual. 

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