Stephen King Is Tired of Being Confused with This Republican Congressman

'Dark Tower' and 'Mr. Mercedes' author has become increasingly political during Trump's presidency

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Horror author Stephen King does not like having such a similar name to the controversial Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).

King, an outspoken anti-Trumper, took to Twitter over the weekend to beg Iowa voters to vote out King in an effort to help the author.

“Iowans, for personal reasons I hope you’ll vote Steve King out,” the “It” author tweeted.

“I’m tired of being confused with this racist dumbbell,” he also said.

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King the politician has found himself in a whirlwind of controversy in recent weeks — and his race against Democratic nominee J.D. Scholten has tightened considerably.

He has been criticized for speaking to a publication last summer that has been linked to Austria’s Nazi-founded Freedom Party, for instance.

In the interview, King said that diversity is “not a strength.”

A man was also recently kicked out of a King event in Iowa after comparing the politician to the recent shooter of a Pittsburgh synagogue.

The man said “both [men] share an ideology that is fundamentally anti-immigration,” according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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“It” and “Dark Tower” author Stephen King resides in both Maine and Florida.

He’s become especially political during the presidency of Donald J. Trump.

Recent political tweets have included the author describing the migrant caravans as a “bunch of scared and hungry people.”

The tweet was in response to the president’s comment in October: “Full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing our Southern 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!”

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

King also took to Twitter in September to warn Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) that she would be defeated when she was up for re-election if she decided to support Brett Kavanaugh, who is now a Supreme Court Justice.

Collins ended up voting to confirm Kavanaugh despite King’s “warning.”

“If Susan Collins votes to confirm Kavanaugh, and if she runs for re-election — two bigs ifs — she will be defeated,” the author tweeted.

He then added, “It would be unwise for anyone to mistake how angry most Americans are at the way this [the Kavanaugh nomination by President Donald Trump] is being railroaded through.”

For more on Stephen King’s politics, check out the video below:

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