Donald Trump Voldemort: J.K. Rowling’s Twitter Weighs In On Internet Comparisons To Harry Potter’s Nemesis
Dec 08, 2015 02:58 PM EST | By Victoria Guerra
Billionaire, reality star and polarizing figure Donald Trump is the candidate making the most noise in the GOP race for the presidential nomination due to his ever-outrageous comments, and over his extreme views on immigration, many have begun comparing Donald Trump to Voldemort, Harry Potter's nemesis - and now, the book series' author is giving her two cents about this.
In the "Harry Potter" series, Lord Voldemort (played by Ralph Fiennes in the movies) is a dark wizard with extreme views on those who don't come from purely magical backgrounds, persecuting non magical creatures as well as Muggle-borns for not being pure, an attitude that prompted the Donald Trump Voldemort comparisons, after he's spoken against Mexicans and Muslims over the course of his campaign.
According to The Independent, "Harry Potter" author and Twitter queen J.K. Rowling has responded to the Donald Trump Voldemort comparisons her fans keep making, disagreeing that the "Apprentice" boss was as bad as the Dark Lord.
"How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad," wrote Rowling in response to a BBC article entitled "Why people are calling American businessman Donald Trump Voldemort."
In the article Rowling responded to, the BBC quotes many Twitter users who compared Donald Trump to Voldemort, pointing out his many extremist views when it comes to immigrants from Mexico (as he has repeatedly called for the building of a wall in the border with the Latin American nation) and the Middle East.
The billionaire's most recent comments, which sparked the comparisons, saw the presidential nominee calling to "ban" Muslims from entering the United States.
"Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life," said Trump, The Guardian reports.
In the meantime, social media users continue to compare Donald Trump to Voldemort, even if the author herself doesn't seem altogether that convinced about the idea.