JK Rowling: the Donald Trump press conference was 'scariest thing' she's ever watched
16 February 2017 • 8:45pm
JK Rowling has stepped up her feud with Donald Trump, stating his wild Thursday afternoon press conference was the "scariest thing" she'd ever seen. In the press conference, Mr Trump lambasted the news media and insisted his administration was running like a "finely-tuned machine". The Harry Potter author, who has been a regular critic of the Republican president, tweeted afterwards:
Earlier this week, the author was embroiled in a Twitter spat with Piers Morgan, the British television presenter and vocal Trump supporter. He called her work "drivel" and she called him "amoral" after Morgan defended the US government's travel ban during an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" last Friday. Morgan faced off with Australian comic Jim Jefferies on the episode during a discussion of the executive order. Morgan said it was "not a Muslim ban," and Jefferies directed an expletive at him. Rowling tweeted that it was "satisfying" to hear Jefferies say that.
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Aflurry of tweets between Rowling and Morgan followed. At the Bafta awards on Sunday, Rowling was asked, while on the red carpet, what she thought of the “political situation in the world at the moment”. Rowling replied: "Let's just say it's a very interesting time to be writing a franchise about the rise of a populist maniac".