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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, author Stephen King poses for the cameras, during a promotional tour in Paris. Fellow author James Patterson had planned to release a book titled, "The Murder of Stephen King," on Nov. 1, 2016, but decided to withdraw it. In a statement released Thursday, Sept. 22, through Little, Brown and Company, Patterson said he didn’t want to cause King or his family “any discomfort.” (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

The master of horror, Stephen King, is terrified of a Trump presidency


I'm terrified that he'll become president.
Stephen King

Apparently, the master of horror, Stephen King, is afraid of at least one thing: a Donald Trump presidency. 

"A Trump presidency scares me more than anything else," King told Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post's Book World, during a Facebook Live interview.

King is no stranger to political debates and in recent months he's taken to Twitter to criticize Trump. 

In a June interview with Rolling Stone, King said he was very disappointed that Trump has proven so popular. 

"Trump is extremely popular because people would like to have a world where you just didn't question that the white American was at the top of the pecking order," King told Rolling Stone. 

In Saturday's interview with the Washington Post, the best-selling author said he believes Trump's popularity is rooted in fear. 

"We're afraid the government is going to take away our guns, we're afraid that Mexico is going to invade the United States, we're afraid of this, we're afraid of that, we're afraid of taxes, we're afraid of transgender bathrooms the whole thing," King told Charles. 

King added that what scares him most is that Trump has a real chance at winning the election. 

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