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Stephen King Seeks Revenge for Presidential Twitter Block

Author says Trump can't watch 'It' or 'Mr. Mercedes'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 26, 2017 10:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – Stephen King is retaliating against President Trump for blocking him on Twitter, the AP reports. In a post late Thursday, the Maine horror author said he would block Trump from seeing the upcoming movie It or the currently showing TV series Mr. Mercedes, both based on his books. King's tweet says "No clowns for you, Donald. Go float yourself."

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The movie It is about a group of children who face their fears while confronting the evil balloon-carrying clown Pennywise. The movie is due out next month. Mr. Mercedes is about a killer who drives a stolen Mercedes into a crowd. The series began airing earlier this month on the Audience network. King was blocked by the president this summer. He has a long history of being critical of Trump. (Read more Stephen King stories.)

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