CULTURE & ARTS
06/08/2017 05:43 pm ET

Stephen King Confirms It’s Trump, Not Comey, Who’s A 'Nut Job'

The bestselling author is not a fan of our "fake president."
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Since last year’s presidential election, a handful of popular writers — J.K. Rowling, Margaret Atwood and Stephen King among them — have used their position to criticize the new administration. 

King once again shared his thoughts on President Donald Trump, during former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Thursday.

“After listening to Comey today and Trump for last 4 and a half months, I have a clear opinion on which one is the actual ‘nut job,’” he declared.

Aside from occasional posts propping up TV shows and books that he recommends, or cataloging the doings of his pet dog Molly, King has devoted most of his recent social media activity to political comments.

“No wonder Trump’s always babbling about fake news,” King tweeted last week. “He is a fake president.”

King’s outspokenness hasn’t been restricted to social media; last summer, he was among over 400 authors who signed a petition against Donald Trump, writing, “as writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power.” 

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