Stephen King’s perfect response to Trump’s cowardice.
Last Thursday, U.S. forces dropped what the media is calling “the mother of all bombs” on an ISIS target in Afghanistan.
NBC News reported that Trump told White House reporters that he was “so proud of our military.”
“Another successful job. We’re very, very proud of our military,” he said.
Asked directly by a reporter if he had authorized the use of that bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb ever launched against ISIS, Trump dodged the question, responding:
“Everybody knows exactly what happened. We have the greatest military in the world…We have given them total authorization…If you look at what’s happened over the last eight weeks and compare that really with what’s happened over the last eight years, you’ll see there’s a tremendous difference. Tremendous difference.”
Horror writer Stephen King took to his Twitter page to mock Trump’s bluster, beginning with a Friday tweet calling him “President Forrest Trump,” a reference to the fictional movie character Forrest Gump played by Tom Hanks.
The world was a relatively stable place when Obama left office, but look at us now. Macho posturing by President Forrest Trump.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 14, 2017
Then on Saturday, King dropped his own bomb on Trump mocking his cowardice regarding the release of his tax returns:
Come on, chickenshit, if you're man enough to drop a mega-bomb on Afghanistan, you should be man enough to release your tax returns.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 15, 2017
King has been one of Trump’s harshest critics in recent months.
For instance, in March he put together a little three-part short story mocking Trump’s Twitter tirade wherein he not only accused President Obama of wire-tapping Trump Tower, but he also inadvertently revealed that the FBI had obtained a FISA warrant granting an examination of his campaign.
True to form, King mocked Trump’s Obama conspiracy theories with a few frightening ones of his own in a 3-part Twitter short story.
- “Not only did Obama tap Trump’s phones, he stole the strawberry ice cream out of the mess locker.”
- “Obama tapped Trump’s phones IN PERSON! Went in wearing a Con Ed coverall. Michelle stood guard while O spliced the lines. SAD!”
- “Trump should know OBAMA NEVER LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE! He’s in the closet! HE HAS SCISSORS!”
As The Independent reported at the time: “The tweets were written in the President’s distinctive style, with words capitalized for emphasis, and included his trademark sign-off,’SAD!’”