Stephen King blasts Trump on Twitter with a George H.W. Bush comparison
Stephen King has tweeted about an old moment from a George H.W. Bush debate.
Stephen King has tweeted about an old moment from a George H.W. Bush debate.
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This isn't the first time Stephen King has used a comparison to a former President to blast Donald Trump on Twitter, and — judging by the horror master's previous tweets — it probably won't be the last.

Following Friday's news that George H. W. Bush had died at the age of 94, Stephen King took to Twitter to make a comment about presidential debates.

Specifically, he used a famous moment in the debate between Bush and Clinton to make a point about Trump.

King is referring to the footage from a 1992 debate in which George H. W. Bush looked at his watch during a question about the recession — a moment which people have subsequently written about as being very damaging for Bush.

A quarter of a century after that infamous moment, though, the most recent run of debates have included numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump and a quote from a criminal and civil rights lawyer calling him a "Vietnam draft dodger".

Since the news of George H. W. Bush's death broke, various tributes — and comparisons to the current president — have been made. It's worth noting, however, that there have also been a number of voices on Twitter highlighting the more complicated aspects of Bush Senior's legacy.

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