Best-selling author Stephen King on Sunday weighed in on President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package Trump calls Milley a 'f---ing idiot' over Afghanistan withdrawal First rally for far-right French candidate Zemmour prompts protests, violence MORE’s recent warnings to the migrant caravan moving through Mexico toward the United States.
The author’s criticism came in response to a tweet Trump shared on Sunday stating that “full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing our Souther [sic] Border.”
“Jesus, man,” King said in response to the tweet. “You act like the Red Chinese army was invading.”
“They're just a bunch of scared and hungry people,” the author continued.
Jesus, man--you act like the Red Chinese army was invading. They're just a bunch of scared and hungry people.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 21, 2018
“People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away. The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!” Trump tweeted.
According to The Associated Press, the group of migrants, many of whom are fleeing violence in their home countries in Central America, has grown to include more than 5,000 people.
This is not the first time the horror novelist has taken shots at the Trump administration.
Last year, King said Trump was “unfit” to serve as president and called for him to be removed from office.