Famous author Stephen King slammed US President Trump as a "chickens**t" for his comments in regards to US veterans William McRaven and John McCain, as well as his failure to visit "hot zones."
Trump’s criticism of McRaven and McCain, his spurious draft exemption, and his failure to visit even one of the “hot zones” where he continues to put American lives at risk—all these things point to a central fact: he’s a chickenshit.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 20, 2018
A lot of social media supported King's claims, suggesting that the US president is not a very brave man.
but he'd "run" into a school shooting bc he's a hero.— James “Rake the Forest” Miner (@JamesMiner3) November 20, 2018
very brave pic.twitter.com/XS2pTPnTC3
He deployed troops to our southern border so they would be closer to home so he can visit them in the 'war zone' as they fend off the starving mothers and children who are going to 'invade' our country…— Stephen Dunkel 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@stephendunkel) November 20, 2018
Many Twitterians liked the wordplay in the author's tweet.
“Spurious”. I see what you did there!😁— jon gary יוֹנָתָן (@recordtronic) November 20, 2018
Though some noted that comparing Trump to chickens is actually unfair… to chickens.
I feel sorry for chickens. They shouldn't have to be compared to the fool who is our president. They're much better than that!— TurningOverTables 🌀 (@OverTables) November 20, 2018
That's not fair to chickens! He is just a disgusting individual, failing to provide any proof that he has any human feelings, with the exception of greed!— Karl Napf (@Karl_Napf1) November 20, 2018
One social media user went so far as to say that chickens' "by-products" are more useful than the US president.
I disagree. Chicken poop, properly treated, makes great fertilizer. Trump, on the other hand, serves no purpose whatsoever.— ASKEsq (@ASK_Esq29) November 20, 2018
Several netizens even suggested that the author should definitely write a book about "chickens**t," claiming that it would be a bestseller.
Can you please write a book called Chickenshit. It will be the scariest ever.— Progress, not perfection (@tfel_tla) November 20, 2018
You might have a book there— Samhain (@hellboy2112) November 20, 2018
US President Donald Trump recently blasted retired Admiral William McRaven, who orchestrated the killing of Osama Bin Laden, in an interview with Fox News on 18 November. He called the admiral a "Hillary Clinton fan" and an "Obama backer" and suggested that the terrorist number one should have been taken down earlier.
Trump is also known for his criticism towards late Republican Senator John McCain. The US president claimed that the only reason that McCain was called a hero was because he was captured.