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Stephen King Attacks Trump Over Illegal Immigrants: ‘Just a Bunch of Scared and Hungry People’

The 'Gunslinger' and 'Shawshank Redemption' author, a committed leftist, takes issue with America's border security

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One of President Donald Trump’s latest tweets targeting the flood of illegal immigrants at the border did not please horror novelist Stephen King.

On Sunday, Trump railed against the courts that have ruled against his administration and sided with an “onslaught of illegal immigrants.”

“Full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing our Souther [sic] Border. People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away. The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!” he tweeted.

The president also tweeted, “The caravans are a disgrace to the Democrat Party. Change the immigration laws NOW!”

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King, 71, responded by saying, “Jesus, man — you act like the Red Chinese army was invading. They’re just a bunch of scared and hungry people.”

The “It” and “Pet Sematary” author was not the only celebrity to stand against Trump’s sentiment.

Singer and actress Nancy Sinatra also responded to the president’s tweet.

“Our courts speak eloquently and truthfully,” she wrote.

Whatever broad brush King might believe the president is applying to illegal immigrants, the author is apparently doing the same on his defensive end of the story.

It’s not a surprise to see King go after the president, though — he’s a committed leftist and one of Trump’s most vocal critics.

He even appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” earlier this year and claimed the president had blocked him on Twitter — and he was quite proud of that fact.

“Now we’ve got a president who blocked me on Twitter, except the court says he can’t block anybody. So my question is, ‘Do I really want to follow that guy? I don’t think so,’” King said.

As for why he was blocked by Trump, King said it was likely a rather vulgar insult that did the trick.

“I might have said he had his head somewhere where a certain yoga position would be necessary to get it there,” the author said.

King continued, “I blocked him from seeing my next movie, which was ‘It,’ so no balloons for Donald Trump.”

As for why he was blocked by Trump, King said it was likely a rather vulgar insult that did the trick.

The most recent version of “It,” which is based on King’s best-selling novel, earned over $320 million at the domestic box office and over $700 million at the worldwide box office last year.

King also said in the interview that he had blocked Vice President Mike Pence on Twitter.

Check out King’s interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” below:

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