Stephen King’s take on the Trump shutdown is as blunt as you’d expect

There's no love lost between these two.
There’s no love lost between these two.

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By Sam Haysom

Stephen King is certainly not one to mince his words — and that goes double when it comes to Trump.

The horror master spent a large chunk of 2018 berating the President on Twitter, and — judging by his tweets so far in 2019 — he isn’t planning to stop any time soon. 

On Wednesday night, King addressed Trump’s government shutdown — and, as usual, he didn’t hold back.

Thanks to the Trump Shutdown, government workers are queuing for donated commodities. He is this country’s shame.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 16, 2019

The part about “queuing for donated commodities” refers to the 800,000 federal workers in the U.S. who have spent the shutdown either working for free, or who have been granted a leave of absence, per CNBC.

On Wednesday, Trump signed legislation which guarantees workers affected by the shutdown will receive back pay.

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