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If you’re going to have a war of words, may we suggest not going to battle with two of the most famous authors of all time?

Never knowing when to back down, President Trump recently set his sights on writer Stephen King after King, a frequent Twitter criticizer of Trump, tweeted about the President’s daughter.

Possibly one of the tamest and most innocuous tweets currently existing on the web, King said that had Ivanka Trump grown up in America’s farmland, she would know that her father is reaping what he sowed. For a guy who has sold millions of dark mystery novels about murderers and serial killers, these 140 characters could have been a lot more gruesome. Still, it was enough to get King blocked on Twitter by the President of the United States.


For all of King’s beautifully crafted tweets about the POTUS, we would have expected something like this to get him blocked.


Or this.


Definitely this.


We really liked this one.


But really, how did tweeting about reaping what he sowed get Stephen King blocked and not this?

The most disturbing part of all of this is that the President of the United States is not only writing his own tweets, but has an ego so fragile that he would block someone who would dare criticize his decision making. With the POTUS’ Twitter account an official communication tool of the White House, it seems more than a little unconstitutional for Trump to be allowed to block his followers, but at this point the most shocking part of this story is that we’re not shocked at all.


It’s this poor decision making that meant Trump didn’t consider, or just didn’t care, that the person he’s blocking has a following of more than 3.3 million readers, and that’s just on Twitter. At last count, King has sold more than 350 million books, the equivalent of a few hotels.


Proving that honour is strong among both wizards and authors, Harry Potter writer and fellow Trump critic J.K. Rowling quickly swooped in and offered to help King continue to suffer through Trump’s tweets along with the rest of us. Well, at least until she’s also inevitably blocked.


In conclusion, don’t go to war with writers. Also, this.