Horror author Stephen King on Wednesday tore into President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott 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 PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Justices rule Manhattan prosecutor, but not Congress, can have Trump tax records Supreme Court rulings reignite Trump oversight wars in Congress Pelosi on Baltimore's Columbus statue: 'If the community doesn't want the statue, the statue shouldn't be there' MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' A renewed emphasis on research and development funding is needed from the government Data shows seven Senate Democrats have majority non-white staffs 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.