Acclaimed author Stephen King had a blistering retort to Donald Trump's newly unveiled tax plan, writing on his Twitter account Thursday afternoon that the president "couldn't give Shit One about" workers.
The proposal's been dubbed a "love note to the wealthy," as it includes cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent and getting rid of the estate tax, and, counter to Trump's claims, suggests no boon to the middle class but does stand to personally benefit Trump by over $1 billion.
A day after the plan was unveiled, the horror genre master tweeted:
Trump's no friend of the working man. If you're working for wages, brothers and sisters, he couldn't give Shit One about you.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 28, 2017
Check his tax plan. Same old same old. The fat man's busy dancing while the poor man pays the band.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 28, 2017
King has been an outspoken critic of Trump, warning about a presidency under "The Donald" even before he moved into the White House.
King has also frequently used Twitter as a platform to deliver such criticisms, leading him to join the ranks of those blocked by Trump. (King, in turn, symbolically banned Trump from seeing his record-successful film It and his television thriller "Mr. Mercedes." "No clowns for you, Donald. Go float yourself," King tweeted.)
Among the barbs King's tweeted include calling Trump "unfit for office"; a "remarkable combination of unhinged and dumb as dirt"; and a "sexist oinker." Other zingers have included:
With President Forrest Trump, every day is like a rancid box of chocolates. You never know what kind of shit you're going to get next.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 11, 2017
My newest horror story: Once upon a time there was a man named Donald Trump, and he ran for president. Some people wanted him to win.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 21, 2016
Ineptitude, thy name is Trump.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 9, 2017
Come on, chickenshit, if you're man enough to drop a mega-bomb on Afghanistan, you should be man enough to release your tax returns.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 15, 2017
Breaking News: Reliable sources reveal that Donald Trump is actually Cthulu. The absurd hairdo isn't absurd at all. It hides the tentacles.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 12, 2016
Donald Trump: There hasn't been a novelty act this annoying since Alvin and the Chipmunks.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 6, 2015