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Stephen King Upsets Fans With Trump Tweet About Suicide

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On Tuesday, bestselling author Stephen King tweeted he was blocked from following President Trump on Twitter, in a message many are calling insensitive.

“Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets. I may have to kill myself,” King posted.

Twitter was swift to reply to King’s tweet, with many people noting the author’s poor choice of words.

King has not addressed the controversy his tweets have caused.

It’s not the first time the author has been critical of the President, nor is it the first time he’s posted a questionable mental health-related tweet. In May, King, who holds no mental health qualifications, tweeted that Trump is a “textbook case of narcissistic personality disorder.”

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Originally published: June 13, 2017
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