Politics

J.K. Rowling Said Donald Trump Is Worse Than Voldemort

December 8th 2015

By:
Laura Donovan

Writer J.K. Rowling tweeted on Tuesday morning that Donald Trump is worse than Lord Voldemort, the evil villain who tries to kill Harry Potter throughout her best-selling book series.

Rowling's tweet was in response to a BBC story about people likening Trump to Voldemort, also known as "He Who Must Not Be Named" in the books, and the British author wanted to clarify that her character was "nowhere near as bad" as the Republican presidential candidate:

Rowling's Trump tweet received more than 31,000 "likes" and more than 35,000 retweets, with many people agreeing:

This comes a day after Trump made headlines for calling for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

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Though Trump had previously made questionable comments about Muslims and Hispanics in the past, this statement crossed the line for many and appeared "to signal an escalation in the candidate's anti-Islamic agenda," as ATTN:'s Kyle Jaeger put it.

Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington also gained attention online Tuesday after publishing a piece explaining that her publication will no longer post Trump articles in its Entertainment section because his circus of a campaign is no longer funny.

"[A]s today's vicious pronouncement [about Muslims] makes abundantly clear, it's also morphed into something else: an ugly and dangerous force in American politics," Huffington wrote. "So we will no longer be covering his campaign in Entertainment."

Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic, also accused Trump of encouraging extremists with his remarks:

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