Stephen King is definitely not the president’s favorite author, as the IT writer revealed to Stephen Colbert he was blocked by Donald Trump on Twitter.
I guess Donald Trump won’t be picking up a copy of Stephen King’s new book…
Last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, legendary writer Stephen King stopped by for a chat. This week, King’s newest novel The Outsider hits bookstore shelves and the author is making the rounds to promote it. But, of course, when talking to Colbert, the conversation was bound to turn political, as both Stephens are at odds with President Donald Trump.
Beginning the interview, King mentions how the last time he saw Colbert two years ago, he was being honored by then-president Barack Obama. Now, we have a president who blocked King on Twitter, according to the author himself. King further comments on a judge recently ruling Trump can no longer block people on Twitter, leaving King to question if he really wants to follow Trump anyway.
“What did you do, Stephen King?” Colbert asks, curious how King got the boot from Trump’s Twitter feed. “Well, I might have said his head somewhere, where a certain yoga position would be necessary to get it there,” King responds, cleaning up his words a little bit. As a response, King says he blocked Trump from watching the feature film adaptation of IT, so “no balloons” for Donald Trump! Considering how popular that film came to be, the president seems to be on the losing end of this one.
You can watch Colbert’s interview with King in the YouTube video below.
King’s new book The Outsider is now available to purchase in bookstores everywhere as of May 22. As for Colbert, you can find him on television every single weeknight. Tune in when The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs at 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS.