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Stephen King Apologises for Republican Train Crash Joke

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Famous author Stephen King on Thursday apologized for joking about a train crash involving a group of Republicans that resulted in the death of a truck driver.

"A rather thoughtless tweet from me concerning the train-truck crash, for which I apologize (if one is necessary)," King tweeted.

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"It should be pointed out, too, that those Republican politicians, who can be heartless when they vote, immediately got out to help," he admitted.

He added however this was a "paradox." He compared the Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress, to former President Jerry Ford who, King said, would give a hungry child his lunch and then vote against federal aid to school lunch programs.

The Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat hit a trash truck in the US state of Virginia on Wednesday. None of the legislators was seriously hurt. The writer called it "karma."

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