J.K. Rowling: Trump ‘Fascist in All but Name’
J.K. Rowling blasted Donald Trump on Monday, calling him “fascist in all but name.”
“Look towards the Republican Party in American and shudder,” she wrote on her website.
“He has the temperament of an unstable nightclub bouncer, jeers at violence when it breaks out at his rallies and wears his disdain for women and minorities with pride. God help America. God help us all.”
The Hill reports:
Rowling also bemoaned the fact that Trump’s “stubby fingers” are “within horrifyingly close reach of America’s nuclear codes” while she slammed his proposals.
“He achieved this pre-eminence by proposing crude, unworkable solutions to complex threats. Terrorism? ‘Ban all Muslims!’ Immigration? ‘Build a wall.’”
Rowling added that Trump’s support for Great Britain’s exit from the European Union ignores the potential for grave economic harm.
“Donald Trump supports the breakup of the EU,” the British “Harry Potter” writer said. “The inheritor of a family fortune, he has never needed to cooperate or collaborate and he appears incapable of understanding complexity and nuance.”
“Trump is joined only by Vladimir Putin and Marine le Pen in urging Brexit upon the U.K.,” Rowling added, referencing the Russian president and the French politician, respectively.
“Other than those three, there is no major political leader who isn’t begging Britain to stay put, for the political and economic stability of Europe and the wider world.”
Great Britain on Thursday will vote on whether it wants to exit the EU, a referendum Trump supports.
“I would personally be more inclined to leave, for a lot of reasons like having a lot less bureaucracy,” he told The Sunday Times. “But I am not a British citizen. This is just my opinion.”
Trump on Friday will conduct a news conference in Turnberry, Scotland, celebrating his newly renovated Trump Turnberry Resort.
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