Two popular authors teamed up digitally against Donald Trump on Tuesday in a series of tweets that's got the internet talking.
The Twitter drama unfolded when popular horror writer Stephen King tweeted claiming the president had blocked him on the social networking site.
Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets. I may have to kill myself.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 13, 2017
Have others received a notification of being blocked from Trump's tweets, or is it a hoax? It's not as if his tweets are hard to find!— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 13, 2017
Blocked! Condemned to an existential wasteland of Trumplessness!— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 14, 2017
King, an outspoken critic of the president, hasn't held back his online judgment in the past.
Just hours before tweeting about getting blocked, King mocked Trump's unusually praise-filled Cabinet meeting held on Monday. The author's account is full of similar critiques of the commander in chief:
Can we have Obama back? Please?— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 9, 2017
No wonder Trump's always blabbing about fake news. He is a fake president.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 28, 2017
But just after King announced his banishment from the president's Twitter following, a fellow author came to his rescue.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling quoted King's tweet, saying she would send Trump's posts to him.
I still have access. I'll DM them to you. https://t.co/MhibEYDBTg— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 13, 2017
Rowling is also a vocal opponent of Trump.
The internet responded accordingly.
Scene: J.K. Rowling and @StephenKing at tea —
Could you have made a character like Trump up?
Oh, Lord no. You?
Nope. Beyond imagination.— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) June 13, 2017
My literary worlds are colliding, and I LOVE IT.— Tiffany Kole (@zippythebee) June 13, 2017
Favorite exchange of the year— David Goldfarb (@locust9) June 13, 2017
This is everything you want Twitter to be pic.twitter.com/dAbgQL0GcE— tom jamieson (@jamiesont) June 13, 2017