Horror creator Stephen King talked in regards to the similarities between a fictitious character he created greater than 40 years in the past and President Donald Trump in a brand new video that NowThis shared on-line Friday.
King imagined the political rise of “real estate con man” Greg Stillson in his 1979 novel “The Dead Zone,” who he described as “a huckster from the word go.”
“I was sort of convinced that it was possible that a politician would arise who was so outside the mainstream and so willing to say anything that he would capture the imaginations of the American people,” King defined within the clip.
King, a fervent critic of Trump lately, didn’t imagine he’d “necessarily predicted” Trump’s political ascent with the ebook, nevertheless.
“I know that American voters have always had a real attraction to outsiders with the same kind of right-wing ‘America First’ policy,” he famous. “And if that reminds people of Trump, I can’t be sorry because it was a character that I wrote. It was a bogeyman of mine and I never wanted to see him actually on the American political scene but we do seem to have a Greg Stillson as President of the United States.”
Take a look at the video right here: