Stephen King Likens ‘Chernobyl’ to Trump, Ignores Socialism

On Thursday, a fiery explosion erupted from a Twitter exchange between liberal horror author Stephen King, conservative radio host Dan Bongino and writer/producer Craig Mazin and over the latter’s HBO miniseries Chernobyl.

According to Twitchy, the dispute was sparked by a King tweet likening the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, as portrayed in the HBO docudrama, to President Trump:

It’s impossible to watch HBO’s CHERNOBYL without thinking of Donald Trump; like those in charge of the doomed Russian reactor, he’s a man of mediocre intelligence in charge of great power–economic, global–that he does not understand.

As a horror writer, King is famous for fabricating stories that scare the living daylights out of people. But the author has also made a boogeyman out of President Trump, claiming in the past that he will steer the country into a dictatorship. It seems King’s making up a new story in his head about a fictional American dictator who will lead the country into a nuclear disaster similar to one HBO is currently chronicling that caused $235 billion in damages, directly affected 2 million people, and made an entire area inhospitable for 20,000 years.

King’s tweet got the attention of Chernobyl creator Mazin who expressed pleasure that King was not only watching, but “smartly watching.”

Meanwhile, the absurdity of King’s Trump comparison was pointed out by Bongino, who tweeted, “Why do Hollywood elitists continue to publicly humiliate themselves on twitter? Chernobyl was a failure of socialism (where the govt controls the means of production), the exact opposite of the Trump deregulation and tax cut agenda.”

Bongino’s response should be obvious to anyone with even a cursory understanding of modern political history. Socialist inefficiencies cause entire economies to meltdown. Just take a look at Venezuela. When watching Chernobyl, instead of thinking of Trump, King should think of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who has led his oil-rich country into total collapse, if he’s looking for a present-day example.

However, those on the Left hate confronting the harsh reality of socialism, which is exactly why the Chernobyl show creator was upset by Bongino’s tweet. Mazin directly responded to Bongino, tweeting:

Chernobyl was a failure of humans whose loyalty to (or fear of) a broken governing party overruled their sense of decency and rationality. You’re the old man with the cane. You just worship a different man’s portrait.

“The old man with the cane” that Mazin referred to is an uncompromising Soviet official who appears on the show. In one episode, the official points at a portrait of Lenin and demands loyalty, something that Mazin accused Bongino of doing with Trump. For people like Mazin, not only is Trump “literally Hitler,” he is also “literally Lenin.”

Bongino dropped the final bomb when he tweeted, “Only a clueless Hollywood elitist could produce a historically accurate series such as ‘Chernobyl’ and come away with the message that socialism wasn’t the issue.” Boom!

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Another Nothing-Burger: Federal Prosecutors Release Transcript of Voicemail Between Trump’s Attorney to General Flynn’s Attorney During Witch Hunt

Another Nothing-Burger: Federal Prosecutors Release Transcript of Voicemail Between Trump’s Attorney to General Flynn’s Attorney During Witch Hunt

Another Nothing-Burger: Federal Prosecutors Release Transcript of Voicemail Between Trump’s Attorney to General Flynn’s Attorney During Witch Hunt

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Another Nothing-Burger: Federal Prosecutors Release Transcript of Voicemail Between Trump’s Attorney to General Flynn’s Attorney During Witch Hunt

Attorney General William Barr sat for an interview with Jan Crawford from CBS This Morning in Alaska on Thursday that aired on Friday morning.

During the interview America’s top cop said he thought Special Counsel Robert Mueller could have reached a decision on President Trump and obstruction of justice in the Russia collusion investigation. Barr added that he was not going to argue about Mueller’s reasons for not doing so.

Barr also shot a warning at Deep State government operatives telling CBS that government interference in an election is as bad as foreign interference.

And Barr disputed the Democrat narrative that President Trump is shredding our institutions and Constitution.
Instead Barr blamed the Democrat “resistance” for shredding our democratic system.

By Friday night the deep state responded by releasing the transcript from President Trump’s attorneys to General Michael Flynn’s attorneys.

The Hill reported:

Federal prosecutors have released the full transcript of a voicemail from one of President Trump’s attorneys to an attorney for Michael Flynn that special counsel Robert Mueller examined as part of his obstruction inquiry.

The voicemail was left for Robert Kelner, a lawyer for the former national security adviser, after Flynn withdrew from a joint defense agreement with Trump’s attorneys and began cooperating in Mueller’s investigation.

According to the voicemail transcript, Trump’s lawyer asked Flynn’s attorney for a “heads up” if he knew of information that “implicates the president,” describing it as a “national security issue.” The president’s attorney also said that Trump’s feeling toward Flynn “still remains.”

Mueller examined the voicemail as part of his investigation into whether Trump or others obstructed justice, in which Flynn provided information. Mueller ultimately did not make a decision on whether Trump obstructed the investigation.

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Trump Reveals Major Detail About 2020 Presidential Run

Trump Reveals Major Detail About 2020 Presidential Run

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President Donald Trump revealed a major detail about his 2020 presidential run announcement in a tweet Friday afternoon.

“I will be announcing my Second Term Presidential Run with First Lady Melania, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence on June 18th in Orlando, Florida, at the 20,000 seat Amway Center. Join us for this Historic Rally!” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday with a link to register to attend.

The rally will likely be a far cry from his 2015 announcement. After declaring his candidacy, “Rockin’ In The Free World” by Neil Young briefly played before Trump continued speaking, vowing to be “the greatest jobs president that God ever created.”

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Now he has been in office for more than two years and is contending with a wide swath of Democratic candidates — and a few challengers from the right and center. Roughly 20 candidates have announced they’re running for president in 2020, with many more waiting in the wings for just the right time to launch a formal campaign. Democratic heavyweights, newcomers and no-names are champing at the bit to face Trump.

Trump has been piling on the attacks on former vice president Joe Biden, who appears to be leading the Democratic field. Trump attacked Biden on Twitter Monday with a critique that liberal outlets have been using for years.

“Anyone associated with the 1994 Crime Bill will not have a chance of being elected. In particular, African Americans will not be [a]ble to vote for you. I, on the other hand, was responsible for Criminal Justice Reform, which had tremendous support, and helped fix the bad 1994 Bill!” Trump wrote on Twitter Monday.

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Trump Just Announced His Re-Election Campaign and A Lingering Question Gets Answered

Trump Just Announced His Re-Election Campaign and A Lingering Question Gets Answered

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. by Gage Skidmore, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original

There was very little doubt Trump would run for a second term. Some of his critics on the right perhaps held out hope he’d decide not to and Mitt Romney would come riding in on a white horse, but nah. We are never going back there and it’s probably time for some to accept it.

Today, the President formally announced his re-election campaign, or better yet, he announced his coming announcement of his re-election campaign.

While I’m normally not too in to watching Trump rallies (dude’s hilarious but it’s a bit repetitive), this one is going to be grade A entertainment given its context. There’s no telling what the dude will say.

Another thing to note is that an important question appears to have been answered.

It looks like VP Pence is along for the ride again. While Trump running was a forgone conclusion, there had been some chatter that Pence might not be on the ticket again and that it would be beneficial to replace him with someone else.

I can see both sides. On the one hand, it’d be crappy to dump him as he’s not done a bad job. On the other hand, Pence adds basically nothing to the campaign. I think evangelicals are already with Trump regardless and that’s Pence’s only real draw. He reminds me of Tim Kaine running with Hillary in the sense that he’s just an after thought. A woman or someone from a swing state would be very valuable in what will be a grueling campaign.

Regardless, what’s done is done. Trump is the guy moving forward and Pence will be at his side. No pipe dream primary challenges are going to derail their path to the general election. If I’m Trump, I don’t even engage with whatever nut job Bill Kristol and company decide to put forward.

Given something unforeseen, it looks like June 18th is going to officially kick off the 2020 election season. Buckle your seatbelts. It’s going to be an insane year and a half.

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