Even though the Harry Potter series is over, J.K. Rowling is always around us in the form of House quizzes, new Harry Potter universe movies, and just general magic. She is not only famous because of her best-selling book series, but also because of her witty and critical accounts of the world.
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She has more than 10.9 million followers (that is just on Twitter) making her one of the most celebrated authors on Twitter. Not only does she use this platform to engage with her fans, but she also uses Twitter perfectly to educate the world about the world. Whether it is about the current events or the about cute puppies, death anniversaries of her HP characters or of HP actors, Rowling tweets just about everything.
But more recently she has started to use Twitter to take jabs at Donald Trump, his administration, and his followers.
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Although she is not the only public figure to take it to Twitter to mock President Trump and his administration, she is definitely one of the very few people to use Harry Potter as a reference to do so.
1. When the media called Donald Trump the new Voldemort
How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad. https://t.co/hFO0XmOpPH
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 8, 2015
Soon after BBC Newsbeat tweeted a link to their story ‘Why people are calling American businessman Donald Trump Voldemort,’ Rowling joked about Trump and Voldemort.
2. When Stephen King was added to Trump’s block list
I still have access. I'll DM them to you. https://t.co/MhibEYDBTg
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 13, 2017
More recently, our president blocked the best-selling author Stephen King on Twitter.
King immediately took it to Twitter to announce his recent achievement. Rowling jumped in soon after to lend a helping hand to the fellow author.
3. When Rowling kept her promise
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 15, 2017
And she actually did tweet King asking him about his opinion of Trump’s tweet about the Russians.
4. When Rowling helped spread Trump’s lie
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 24, 2017
Rowling has always been a huge critic of Donald Trump and she doesn’t shy away from pointing it out to her followers. A few days back when NYT published an article outlining lies President Trump has told since he’s taken the oath of office, Rowling made sure to let her followers know.
5. When Rowling educated Trump on leadership
It's called 'leadership', Donald. The terrorists were dead 8 minutes after police got the call. If we need an alarmist blowhard, we'll call. https://t.co/NUiy9j4fBt
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 4, 2017
Soon after the attack in London which lead to 7 deaths and 48 injured victims, Donald Trump took it to Twitter to attack the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Rowling made sure to educate Trump on leadership.
6. When she tweeted the German press about Trump and climate change
Very much enjoying the German press at the moment. "Earth to Trump…" pic.twitter.com/sPqkUPYVlw
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 2, 2017
It’s no secret that President Trump said climate change is a hoax (which he later denied saying). But the German press didn’t let it go. They made sure to let Trump know what earth has to say about it.
7. When covfefe was everywhere
You're all laughing, but perhaps the real Twitter is the covfefe we make along the way. pic.twitter.com/WksVYbYJxA
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 31, 2017
Everyone went crazy when Trump tweeted about the negative press covfefe. And so did Rowling.
8. When Trump tweeted about James Comey and Hillary Clinton, Rowling just couldn’t resist herself
I wonder whether Trump talks to Trumpself in the third Trumperson when Trump's alone. https://t.co/8CEzVTJjBq
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 3, 2017
Rowling couldn’t help but wonder if our president talks to himself in the third person when alone.
9. When Rowling was proud of her Potter fans
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 27, 2017
Rowling tweeted a link to the article titled “A Danger to the World: It’s Time to Get Rid of Donald Trump.” And a Trump follower couldn’t take it. And so, Rowling tweeted another article and oh, the irony.
10. When Rowling called Trump a tiny, tiny, tiny little man
You tiny, tiny, tiny little man.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 25, 2017
Rowling criticized Trump for pushing Prime Minister Milo Dukanovic of Montenegro as shown in this viral GIF.
Rowling also engages with the trolls too. Like when one time someone threatened to burn all her books and movies. Her response was brilliant.
Well, the fumes from the DVDs might be toxic and I've still got your money, so by all means borrow my lighter. pic.twitter.com/kVoi8VGEoK
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 31, 2017
Or like the time when someone actually did burn the books after being a fan for 17 years.
Guess it's true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat, but you still can't make her think. pic.twitter.com/oB7Aq6Xz8M
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 1, 2017
If you don’t already follow J.K. Rowling on Twitter, go do it now. You’re missing out.