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The writers condemn Trump’s appeals to the most violent elements of society, while encouraging aggression, intimidating his opponents and promoting racism.
Stephen King, the master of horror, is among at least 600 renowned U.S. writers that have signed an open letter condemning presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s abusive language.
Cheryl Strayed, Dave Eggers, Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, Mary Roach, Tobias Wolff, Richard Russo, Michael Chabon and Roy Blount, Jr. are also among the authors that signed the letter, which includes more than 10 Pulitzer Prize winners.
“As writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power,” the letter reads. “American history, despite periods of nativism and bigotry, has from the first been a grand experiment in bringing people of different backgrounds together, not pitting them against one another.”
The writers also highly condemn Trump’s message that they say appeals to the most violent elements of society, while encouraging aggression, intimidating his opponents and denigrating women and minorities.
The authors say Trump “demands, from each of us, an immediate and forceful response.”
The letter was published online Tuesday morning and since then over 200 writers have added their names to the list of signatories.
No word yet on whether King will make Trump the villain in his next novel; America may not be ready for something that terrifying.
There is also an open letter that anybody can sign, which so far boasts about 8,000 names.
“No word yet on whether King will make Trump the villain in his next novel; America may not be ready for something that terrifying,” Mashable said on Wednesday.
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