Stephen King says President Trump blocked him on Twitter

Author Stephen King in 2013.

Author Stephen King in 2013.

Horror author Stephen King says his frequent criticism of President Donald Trump has gotten him blocked on Twitter.

The author of Firestarter and It tweeted on Tuesday that the Republican president has blocked him on the social media website.

He says, with a great deal of srcasm, "I may have to kill myself.''

King lives in Bangor, Maine, and uses his Twitter account to criticise Trump regularly. But Harry Potter author J K Rowling, who is also critical of Trump via her Twitter feed, came to save the day.

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She returned a tweet back to King: "I still have access. I'll DM them to you".

In February King tweeted that Trump "screws up'' America's relationship with Australia, calling him "an impulsive, bad-tempered idiot.''

King tweeted a lament in December that Hillary Clinton's victory in the popular vote was by a margin of millions and Trump was still going to become president.

Earlier this year, when Trump accused his predecessor of phone tapping, King mocked him with a horror story, told in three tweets. 

U.S. President Donald Trump has a history of getting angry on Twitter.

U.S. President Donald Trump has a history of getting angry on Twitter.

Last week, lawyers for two Twitter users sent the White House a letter demanding they be un-blocked from the @realDonaldTrump account.

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The White House didn't respond to a request for comment.

 - AP


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