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Stephen King Mocks President Trump By Turning The ‘Wire tap Conspiracy’ Into A Short Story

Much of current United States politics could legitimately be considered stranger than fiction, with bizarre news conferences, purported ties to Russia and misinformed comments plaguing the Trump administration early in his tenure at the White House.Donald Trump has overseen a turbulent couple of months as President, having seen a divisive migrant ban roundly protested at airports and elsewhere across America before being abruptly blocked in court; his supporters will have been pleased to see that the Trump team’s campaign rhetoric has carried over into his presidency, while those who hoped that the President may be tempered somewhat once he came to power will be dismayed at the events of the last several weeks.The drama of it all, it seems, has not escaped Stephen King, the ever-popular horror fiction writer, who has taken to Twitter to ridicule the President over his so far unproven claim than the Obama administration had ordered for his telephone to be tapped.Taking inspiration from the bizarre real-life narrative, King has re-imagined the scenario to amusing effect. Written in President Trump’s idiosyncratic style of tweeting, King sent out his own short story version of events via Twitter, in which Obama actually taps Trump’s phone in person, while his wife Michelle stands watch.

In King’s re-imagined scene, Obama also steals a strawberry ice cream and never actually left the White House, “He’s in the closet! HE HAS SCISSORS!” writes King.Stephen King has been a notably vocal critic of Donald Trump throughout his presidency airing his ire on many of Trump’s policies including the migrant ban, and Trump’s now notorious dislike of the media on Twitter.The Twitter-based short story comes after President Trump’s extraordinary allegations against the Obama administration on Saturday, when, in a series of tweets, the former businessman claimed that the then-President had tapped phones in Trump Tower, New York City. The current President has not provided any evidence to back up the claims yet.A spokesman for Barack Obama was quick to quash the allegations, releasing a fairly definitive statement on the matter:“A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice. As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”The allegations come after reports the Obama is ready to become re-involved with politics, after a short break following his eight years in the White House.

 

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