Author Stephen King scorches Republicans for ‘willing ignorance’ while ‘Trump is a runaway horse’
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Renowned author Stephen King urged his five million Twitter followers to vote Democratic in the 2018 midterm elections.

"Donald Trump is a runaway horse, and we’re all on board. Vote Democratic tomorrow," he tweeted Monday. "Let’s put a bit in his mouth and rein him in."

He added the hashtag #VoteBlue.

"Trump has successfully channeled America's id: the hatred, the prejudice, the dishonesty, the willing ignorance and turning away from facts. Most of all, the fear," he wrote in a subsequent tweet.

"Turn away from these things," he continued, repeating the #VoteBlue hashtag.

"Be courageous," he added.