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Stephen King torches Trump over border wall: ‘Do something good for once’

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Horror author Stephen King on Wednesday tore into President Trump 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.”

{mosads}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 Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (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.

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