US President Donald Trump is known for picking up arguments on social media. This time, he had banned renowned author Stephen King on Twitter. In a boss-move, King retaliated by banning Trump from ever watching the upcoming movie, IT(which is based on his novel), the TV show Mr. Mercedes and anything else based on his works.
So far, we are not aware as to what triggered Donald Trump into banning King, or even when exactly it happened. Stephen King does share that it happened sometime in June. King took some time, but h finally comes with the retaliation:
” Donald Trump blocked me on Twitter. I am hereby blocking him from seeing IT or MR. MERCEDES. No clowns for you, Donald. Go float yourself.”
As of yet, we don’t know how King plans to make true of his promise. He can ask the studios not to send White House a copy (although, he can’t have much say in it). The TV show, however, is accessible by anyone with a cable connection, so there is nothing King could do to change that.
IT is worth noting that Stephen King received a national medal of arts by former president Barack Obama back in 2014. On the other hand, Stephen King has been an active critic of Trump. This behavior, along with the fact that stills from the movie IT were used to mock the president for some time now, might have led Trump to block the author.
However, Stephen King is not the only person to feel the wrath of Trump’s displeasure this year. He also blocked swimsuit model ChrissyTeigen after she made some funny comments on her. Her response was:
“After 9 years of hating Donald J Trump, telling him ‘lol no one likes you’ was the straw.”
In conclusion, it is safe to assume that Trump will be able to see IT and Mr. Mercedes if he wants too. But the efforts King took to oppose the POTUS and not back down, is worth applauding.