Over 400 Authors Sign Petition Protesting Donald Trump


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More than 400 writers — including Stephen King, David Eggers, Amy Tan and Junot Díaz — have signed a petition protesting Donald Trump.

Stephen King signs Donald Trump petition

Barack Obama presents the 2014 National Medal of Arts to Stephen King. (Photo: Getty Images)

The petition includes an open letter to “fellow Americans.”

“As writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power,” the letter begins. “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 history of dictatorship is the history of manipulation and division, demagoguery and lies.”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Century Center in South Bend, Indiana, May 2, 2016

(Photo: Reuters)

The letter also implies Trump isn’t fit to be president. (RELATED: Stephen King: Trump Leaves Me ‘Speechless’)

“Neither wealth nor celebrity qualifies anyone to speak for the United States, to lead its military, to maintain its alliances, or to represent its people,” it read.

“For all these reasons, we, the undersigned, as a matter of conscience, oppose, unequivocally, the candidacy of Donald J. Trump for the Presidency of the United States.”

See the rest of the authors who signed the petition here.