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Author Stephen King Says He’s Scared to Death of Trump Presidency

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Presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump are all set to lock horns for the number one spot in the world’s strongest economy. With less than two months to go to the elections, both candidates are trying their best to lures the public towards them. In the process, both seem to be gaining equal popularity. Clinton is vying for financial growth and an economically viable America while Trump’s agenda has been an outright safety of the country.

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In his quest for a safer America, Trump has thrown some strong statements towards American minorities. The same minorities that have played had a major role in the building the ‘American dream’. While millions of Americans strongly agree with Trump’s views, many others are not convinced by his thoughts and ideas and one of them is the famous horror and fiction writer, Stephen King.

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When King was asked by Ron Charles of the Washington Post Book World about his view on Trump, he straightforwardly answered by saying that Trump “scares me more than anything else”. King believes that Trump never had a chance of winning till a few months ago but is gradually gaining momentum ahead of the elections. Now, King says, Trump has a “real shot” at becoming the next President of America.

Even though King referred to Trump as a “buffoon”, he was still mindful of the fact that a lot of people are on his side. The Misery, The Shining and It writer added Trump is playing his cards brilliantly and his trump card is fear. According to King, Trump is using the ‘fear factor’ to his advantage and whether he is right or wrong, does not matter as far as the people are ready to vote for him. King also stated that the main reason for people to be standing with Trump is because the vast majority is fearful, and when the public is fearful of something “it is difficult to have a rational discussion with them”. They have been made to fear the minorities, the taxes, the neighboring countries and even the “transgender bathrooms”, he joked. In other words, King said that it is hard to talk sense to his supporters now or convince them otherwise.

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The author went on to say that he would even consider crossing the border and moving to Canada if Trump does manage to win the elections. Mainly because, America would not be the country it has always taken pride in being, an independent and cosmopolitan country.

What do you think of Stephen King’s statement? Let us know in the comments!

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