Stephen King: ‘I Am Very Disappointed’ In My Country Over Trump


Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Stephen King said he is disappointed in America for allowing Donald Trump to be the Republican presidential nominee.

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the 68-year-old horror author talked about the presidential election, Trump and how the politically correct culture is running things in this country.

“I am very disappointed in the country,” he said. “I think that he’s sort of the last stand of a sort of American male who feels like women have gotten out of their place and they’re letting in all these people that have the wrong skin colors. ”

“He speaks to those people,” he added. “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.” (RELATED: Over 400 Authors Sign Petition Protesting Donald Trump)

“I saw a poll the other day that said, Hillary Clinton is only leading him by three points,” he continued. “If that’s true, you have to go back to that time when he rode that escalator down and announced the presidency, and everyone thought that it was a joke.”

“The press thought it was a joke,” he said. “Rolling Stone thought he was a joke. Jon Stewart said, ‘Oh please, let him continue to run; he’s the best joke material that we’ve had.’ Well, nobody is laughing anymore.”

King also talked about how the internet has created the politically correct world we live in and it sucks. “On the other hand, it’s perpetuating political correctness,” he said. “The trolls are always out there. If you make a misstep or you say something they don’t like, they fall on you like a ton of bricks.”