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Stephen King mocks Donald Trump with a 3-tweet horror story

‘Obama never left the White House!’


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Mar 6, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 9:44 pm CDT

Donald Trump raised many eyebrows over the weekend after he claimed, without evidence, that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election. His latest Twitter tirade, however, is inspiring plenty of colorful storytelling from Stephen King.

King, who has made it known quite clearly that he isn’t a fan of Trump, spun a tale of the extent of the president’s apparent paranoia. Crossing multiple genres, it starts as a wacky comedy but quickly gets dark.

While it’s much shorter than even King’s shortest stories, it already has the makings of a new horror tale. There’s set up, suspense, and the eventual twist that might make anyone wary of opening a closet door. And some have even tried to help him along with other suggestions.

It’s not the first Trump horror story King has told. Back in October, he posted a Twitter-friendly, real-life horror story that some found much scarier than the anything King regularly cooks up in his books.

H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Mar 6, 2017, 7:29 am CST