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J.K. Rowling Says Trump Is Worse Than Voldemort

Harry Potter author defends her most evil character.

12/08/2015 08:07 am ET | Updated Dec 08, 2015
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J.K. Rowling sprang to the defense of her most evil character Voldemort on Tuesday after he was compared to Donald Trump.

The Harry Potter author posted on Twitter that it was "horrible" that people were calling Trump by the half-blood wizard's name.

And she added, "Voldemort was nowhere near as bad."

Rowling responded to the trending story when she retweeted a BBC Newsbeat article.

The Republican presidential candidate was likened to "He Who Shall Not Be Named," portrayed by Ralph Fiennes in the movies, after suggesting Muslims should be banned from entering the U.S.

Trump's comments have sparked outrage, with many Harry Potter fans responding by posting on social media their ideas about how the businessman would fare amongst witches and wizards:

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