Horror writer Stephen King has been consistently critical of President Trump on Twitter over the past two years.
Generally his tweets get a bit of reaction considering his nearly 3.5 million following. But on Sunday, King used Trump's words ("fake news") against him, calling Trump a "fake president" — and it quickly went viral.
The response to King's tweet was mixed, with some people defending Trump and calling the tweet "fiction":
Then King's fans stepped in to defend him and his writing.
Meanwhile, others began to brainstorm "better alternatives" for the president:
As divisive as the response has been, the tweet is currently King's fourth most popular tweet of all time.
The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Jarry Lee is the Deputy Books Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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