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The Horror! Stephen King Tweets Mock Tale Of Trump 'Wiretap'

05/03/2017 9:28 PM AEDT | Updated 06/03/2017 4:49 AM AEDT
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Author Stephen King speaks at a news conference to introduce the new Amazon Kindle 2 electronic reader in New York, U.S. on February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

Horror master Stephen King got into the spirit of Donald Trump’s baseless claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones by turning it into a funny horror story that fits into a few tweets.

First, King tweeted that the nefarious deed was carried out by none other than Obama himself “wearing a Con Ed coverall” with Michelle Obama as a lookout: “SAD!” Obama also “stole the strawberry ice cream out of the mess locker,” King tweeted.

But the real horror is that Obama never left the White House, King warns. “He’s in the closet! HE HAS SCISSORS!”

But seriously, King also tweeted that the whole affair reminded him of the movie “The Stupids.” It’s “embarrassing,” he wrote.

America got a rude awakening Saturday with a series of early-morning tweets from the president, claiming that Obama had wiretapped the phones at Manhattan’s Trump Tower before the election. Trump offered no evidence for this claim, which seemed to be based on a Breitbart article.

An Obama spokesman said the story was “simply false.” Former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes pointed out that presidents can’t order wiretaps.

King was not the only one to respond with tweets to the president’s latest accusation.

But Sean Hannity was already asking: What did the former president know, and when did he know it?

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