Shortly before the conference, the Harry Potter author went on Twitter and took a jab at Trump’s claim that he had no ties to Russia, defending himself against the unverified allegations that the Russian government had been backing Trump for years.
“Must be telling the truth,” Rowling wrote in reply to a Trump tweet written in his signature style. “He used caps.”
Then, after the news conference, a Twitter user tried to lash out at the British author for involving herself in American politics.
Rowling, per usual, unraveled another sassy clap-back explaining the obvious.
“Those teeny little fingers are within twitching distance of the nuclear codes,” Rowling wrote to the Twitter user, whose original tweet can be found on Mashable. “We’re all in it, up to our necks.”
Rowling has been very vocal about her opposition to Trump, with an exceptionally polished insult game. She’s criticized his most controversial policies ― a proposed ban on Muslim immigrants, his plans for a wall paid for by Mexico U.S. taxpayers ― and has compared the president-elect to an “unstable nightclub bouncer” and, worse, to Lord Voldemort.
Name-calling aside, Rowling is right: Trump’s election to America’s most powerful office does affect the world, and the globe is watching his every move.