Horror author Stephen King on Wednesday tore into President TrumpDonald John TrumpBooker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Booker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Trump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' MORE about his request for funding a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

King, a frequent Trump critic, called on the president to “do something good for once,” and suggested that he use the $5 billion requested for the wall to feed at-risk children or provide medical care for veterans.

“F--- your wall,” King tweeted. “Split that 5 billion between at-risk children who don’t have lunches and vets who can’t get proper medical and psychological treatment.”

“F--- your vanity project. Do something good for once.”

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Trump is engaged in a battle with Democratic congressional leadership over whether upcoming government spending legislation will include $5 billion that he is demanding to build the wall.

Democrats have said they will not support any bill that contains more than the previously agreed-upon $1.6 billion for border security.

The negotiations escalated Tuesday in a face-off in the Oval Office between Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' Trump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' Overnight Defense: House passes T spending package with defense funds | Senate set to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales | UN nominee defends climate change record MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSenate confirms Trump judicial nominee criticized for being hostile to LGBT community Senate confirms Trump judicial nominee criticized for being hostile to LGBT community Democrats detail new strategy to pressure McConnell on election security bills MORE (D-N.Y.).

During the sit-down, Trump repeatedly threatened a partial government shutdown if he does not get the requested funding. Congress has until Dec. 21 to pass legislation and avert a shutdown.