Donald Trump: Stephen King, Neil Gaiman call out candidate
Now that Super Tuesday has come and gone, the presidential candidates are closer to becoming actual party nominees. And not everyone is happy about that.
Various authors have gotten more vocal about their criticisms of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump on social media platforms. Being literary people, they’ve brought an arsenal of old references to bear:
There’s Neil Gaiman, who can’t stop thinking of an old children’s song whenever he hears Trump’s name.
There’s Stephen King, comparing Republican frustration with Trump to “sowing dragon’s teeth.” This from a man who knows a thing or two about dragons.
Joyce Carol Oates has been busy retweeting condemnations and questions about Trump. She also threw in a literary reference, comparing Trump’s campaign to Eugene Ionesco’s seminal absurdist play Rhinoceros.
Several authors (including Oates and Gaiman) retweeted this excerpt from the New York Times‘ very first mention of Adolf Hitler, back in 1922.
Comedian and author Patton Oswalt has, naturally, taken a more absurdist approach to his criticism of the Republican presidential contenders.
J.K. Rowling, who previously compared Trump to Voldemort and his advisors to Death Eaters, currently has John Oliver’s recent Trump takedown set as her pinned tweet (complete with Oliver’s hashtag, #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain”).
Someone save Trump if they actually start writing about him.