Stephen King 'shuts down' his Twitter account after Donald Trump is elected president

The author has denounced Mr Trump on several occasions

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The Independent Online

Stephen King has indicated he will take a break from Twitter after his “horror story” about a Trump presidency turned out to be a prophecy.

Last month, The Shining author told his 2.5 million Twitter followers the plot line of “newest horror story”.

“Once upon a time there was a man named Donald Trump, and he ran for president. Some people wanted him to win,” he wrote. 

Now, a day after Mr Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States, King announced he is “shutting down” ending the book recommendations, politics and amusing dog stories that often come from his Twitter account.

In a veiled dig at Trump supporters he also left one last warning: “A common sign in antiques stores stores reading IF YOU BREAK IT, YOU OWN IT”.

Over the course of the election campaign, King regularly denounced Mr Trump and his policies while supporting Ms Clinton. Highlights include likening electing Trump in order to fix America to “fixing eczema with a blowtorch” and using the following metaphor to plead with voters disillusioned with the current American political system:

“Don't turn down the house because you don’t like the decor,” he wrote. 

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