With the Red Sox out of playoff contention, super fan Stephen King has a little extra time on his hands. It appears he’s not using it to write more horror fiction, but instead to moonlight as a slogan writer for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The liberal-leaning Maine author has tweeted about political events from time to time in the past, usually in a humorous way. He’s at it again. “How’s this for a Trump campaign slogan: IF YOU’RE WHITE, YOU’RE ALL RIGHT! ANY OTHER HUE, I DON’T TRUST YOU,” King tweeted. He followed that up with: “Donald Trump: There hasn’t been a novelty act this annoying since Alvin and the Chipmunks.” We’re guessing The Donald won’t use either one.
How's this for a Trump campaign slogan: IF YOU'RE WHITE, YOU'RE ALL RIGHT! ANY OTHER HUE, I DON'T TRUST YOU.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 5, 2015
It’s not the first time King has taken to Twitter to comment on Trump:
Trump! The raging id of the Republican Party!— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 13, 2015
He has also had comments on other Republican candidates:
Cruz, Paul and Rubio, all running for President. Hey, I thought I was supposed to write the horror stories.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 16, 2015
To me, Ted Cruz looks like a revival preacher on late night cable. I guess they like that in Texas.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 9, 2015
Other topics covered on King’s Twitter feed include local sports teams, his dog, Molly (which he calls “The Thing of Evil”), and funny alternative titles for books and shows.
The Red Sox, not content with having hit bottom, fell into the basement last night versus Toronto.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 13, 2015
NY press vilifies Tom Brady while heaping praise on A-Rod. How soon they forget.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 31, 2015
Molly, aka The Thing of Evil, flashes a sinister smile after torpedoing the canine-feline peace talks in London. pic.twitter.com/WtBX8GMyxW— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 17, 2015
How about a novel featuring a man who's always late? Thinking of calling it GO SET YOUR WATCH, MAN.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 1, 2015
Next year on AMC: THE JOGGING DEAD.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 3, 2015