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Stephen King fires back at Donald Trump for calling former White House aide a ‘dog’

/ 04:58 PM August 16, 2018

This June 1, 2017, file photo, author Stephen King speaks at Book Expo America in New York. There’s a whiff of horror about PEN America’s new Literary Service Award winner, it’s Stephen King. The literary and human rights organization will honor King with the award May 22 at the American Museum of Natural History. His new novel, “The Outsider”, is also published on that date. Image: AP/Mark Lennihan

American author Stephen King lashed back at United States President Donald Trump after the latter called his former aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman, a “dog” and a “crazed, crying lowlife.”

Trump’s comment was made in light of Newman’s launch of her tell-all book, which exposed Trump’s racism, among others. Manigault Newman, herself an African-American woman, shared that she had seen Trump’s racism “with my own eyes.”


Manigault Newman first gained fame by being a contestant on Trump’s reality television show “The Apprentice”. Her book has plunged the White House and the President anew into crisis, pushing Trump to badmouth her on social media.


“When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out,” tweeted Trump last Aug. 14. “Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog.”

Trump’s tweet has garnered around 88,000 likes on Twitter in just two days, but despite the virality of his tweet, there were some who disagreed with him. One of his staunchest critics is King, who took to his own Twitter account to cry foul over his “dog” remark.

“The President of the United States called a woman a DOG,” King tweeted last Aug. 15. “Let me repeat that: he called her a DOG. Have we gotten so numb to Trump’s ugly, demeaning talk that this means nothing?”

“You might like her, you might not, but to call her a DOG?” added King.


It may be gleaned from King’s tone alone that he found the President’s comments reprehensible. The celebrated author’s fans and followers echoed his sentiments, too, with his tweet garnering 112,000 likes since Aug. 15.

Manigault Newman’s book, “Unhinged”, was released Aug. 14. It documents behind-the-scenes moments that she herself had seen and experienced from Trump, some of which were Trump’s use of racial slurs and alleged proofs of his bigotry.

“I didn’t want to believe it,” Manigault Newman wrote in her book. “I rejected what other people said about him because they didn’t know him like I did. I had to go through the pain of witnessing his racism with my own eyes, and hearing it with my own ears, many times, until I couldn’t deny it any longer.” JB


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