J.K. Rowling and Donald Trump

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J.K Rowling rips Trump’s response to Hurricane Harvey

J.K. Rowling thinks anybody could have handled the optics of Harvey better.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Published Aug 30, 2017   Updated Sep 1, 2017, 10:19 am CDT

President Donald Trump traveled to Texas on Monday to survey recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which inundated the southeastern part of the state with record-shattering rainfall.

Some across the country found his words and actions to not be the succor the state was looking for. At one point, Trump boasted about the turnout he got and also pondered about how a hurricane with a name like Harvey could do such damage.

“It’s such an innocent name,” he said.

That last comment did not sit well with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who has made her displeasure about the president repeatedly known. In response to a tweet about Trump’s sentiment, she fired back.

That may seem hyperbolic, but given the number of likes it got, it’s no doubt an idea many believe.

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*First Published: Aug 30, 2017, 12:06 pm CDT