Stephen King Admits One Presidential Candidate Scares Him More Than Anything

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Stephen King’s new Hulu show, 11.22.63, premiered on Monday. It’s about an English teacher played by James Franco who goes back in time to stop the Kennedy assassination. Given the obvious political themes of this miniseries, it’s not unexpected that King would then sound off on some choice presidential candidates while doing press for this show.

In an interview with the Daily Beast, King and reporter Marlow Stern discuss both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, both agreeing that while having Trump elected president would be one bad thing, the prospect of a Ted Cruz presidency is even scarier. King in particular finds his religious views terrifying.

“I actually think Trump, in the end, would be more electable than Cruz because Cruz is a fundamentalist Christian and it would almost be like electing the analog of an Imam—someone whose first guiding principle would be the scripture rather than the Constitution,” he said.

King then jokes that nobody would vote for Cruz because he looks like a cable game show host, with his “awful plastered down hair.” But what about Donald Trump? In this humble blogger’s opinion, he has worse hair, but King still thinks he’s more electable, saying, “He can talk about Ted Cruz being a p*ssy and it just bounces off! It’s like he’s bulletproof.”

Trump’s words, not his, but still, he’s gotta hate having that quote hanging around his neck.

(via Daily Beast)