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How Stephen King was honored by U.S. presidents. What did Trump do?

While former U.S. president Barack Obama honored Stephen King with National Medal of Arts, the current U.S. president “honored” the author by blocking King from reading his tweets.

Stephen King, whose books, such as The Shining, Misery, The Body (made into the film Stand by Me), Cujo, It, Carrie, The Stand, The Green Mile, have sold more than 350 million copies, being one of the most successful and famous modern-American authors, was honored in different ways by Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Thus, while the former president gave him the National Medal of Arts, the current chief of state decided to block the author from reading his tweets.


The President of the United States, Donald Trump, decided to block one of the most acclaimed names in literature probably because he had been tweeting critically of the President, who is currently polling at 60 per cent disapproval remarkably early in his presidency.

According to, Stephen King noticed the decision of the leader and sent out a series of tweets protesting this fact. But most saw the blocking as a badge of honor.


According to the same source, the Knight First Amendment Institute sent a letter to President Trump arguing that if he blocked Twitter users because he disliked their opinions, he was violating their first amendment rights he swore an oath to protect.

Madeline Gorthon