Stephen King found real-life politics intruding into the horrifying world he constructed for his latest book, “The Institute.”
The newly released book tells a story about some extraordinary children confronting evil, and the best-selling author told “The View” that he became alarmed by the parallels between the frightening world he conjured up and the United States under President Donald Trump.
“When I started this book,” King said, “I just wanted to write a story about defenseless children who were locked up and had to kind of band together in order to fight these cruel adults that are performing tests on them.”
“I was thinking a little bit about the CIA experiments in the early ’50s,” he said, “and I was also thinking about the horrible experiments that were performed on people in the camps during World War II.”
King is an outspoken Trump opponent on Twitter and during interviews, although he tries to keep politics out of his fiction, but he found it impossible not to comment on the disturbing parallels between his new book and the current presidential administration.
“I try to keep my politics separate from the stuff that I write, the stories, because I think people like story,” he said. “People want story, and if you they want the news and the stuff they can go on and get on MSNBC or they can go on Fox or whatever.”
“But sometimes, life comes along and imitates art instead of the other way around,” King added. “As I was re-writing this book, all at once I find out we’re locking little kids up in cages on the border, and I’m thinking to myself, this is like my book.”
‘Train-wreck of a witness’: Analysts nail ‘obstructive’ Corey Lewandowski for proving the Democrats’ case
Political commentator Catherine Rampell disagreed with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni that the Democrats faltered during the hearing with Corey Lewandowski Tuesday. Former state and federal prosecutor Elie Honig called Lewandowski a "train-wreck of a witness."
She explained that Democrats had an extremely low bar: they had to prove Trump obstructed justice and that Corey Lewandowski gave one of the examples of such obstructions. In that sense, Rampell said they accomplished their goals.
"I don’t think this was a great day for Corey Lewandowski," she began. "This is a guy who went on TV and announced to the world -- apparently at the same time he is also trying to fundraise for Senate -- that he lies most of the time. Except when he's under oath."
WATCH: Ana Navarro keeps shouting down Trump booster — even as CNN host cuts to commercial
President Donald Trump cheered on his top Hispanic advisor Steve Cortes, who appeared before a New Mexico audience. Trump asked Cortes which he loved more, Hispanics or America, which prompted CNN's Ana Navarro to blast the president for racism. Meanwhile, Trump's latest CNN shill cried "political correctness."
"Look, I suspect he didn't want to offend Steve Cortes and I suspect Steve Cortes was not offended," Navarro said. "But really what a stupid thing to say. Right? To somehow ask the question about whether you love the country more than you love Hispanics -- they are one and the same."
Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography
According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.
The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.