Author Stephen King has been politically active on Twitter this year, lobbying hard against President Donald Trump and some of his most horrific policy ideas. Today, inauguration day, King summed up exactly what we can expect from a Trump Administration, given everything he has done and said since the beginning of his campaign. There are dark days ahead, or in King’s words, “The Age of Dumb,” and he wants every Trump voter to take responsibility for the havoc our new president is going to wreak on the country.
Welcome to the age of plunder, bluster, and empty rhetoric. In other words, to the Age of Dumb. If you voted for him, you’re responsible.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 20, 2017
In his inaugural speech, Trump appealed to American values and the collective American people. We do not believe that Trump is an adequate defender and leader of American values and the people, but we do believe that American values and the American values will endure. We will get through the next four years by clinging to everything about our nation that have made it great since its birth. Those values and that greatness still endures today, whatever Trump may claim.
Marisa completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin with a double major in creative writing and media studies. She is an advocate of progressive policies and focuses her interests on gender equality and preventing sexual and domestic violence.