JK Rowling Compared Donald Trump To Voldemort

Jk Rowling, the genius behind the most influential book of our time, Harry Potter, has just brought to light some shocking truth. Just this morning, she tweeted that the villain from her books, Lord Voldemort AKA ‘He Who Must Not Be Named’ was nowhere near as bad as presidential hopeful, Donald Trump. Like I said, this woman is a genius.

Okay so Trump isn’t a murderer, but if you look at the facts, these two men do share quite a few similarities. After the recent terrorist-related attacks in Paris, France and San Bernardino, California, Trump sent out an email asking for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” He continued on to say, “where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. 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.” Ah, yes let’s punish an entire culture based off of the acts of a few extremist individuals, that’s fair. But anyway, it was Lord Voldemort who also wanted to ban all wizards and witches who were not of pure blood lineage. Pure blood meaning that their line is made up entirely of wizards and witches and there are no muggles (non-magic individuals) in their family. Harsh and unjustified discrimination against an entire population of people: check.

Trump has always been known for his outrageous comments, but it seems like he was saving his craziest for when he announced his candidacy for president. After the Umpqua Community College killings earlier this year he said, “By the way, it was a gun-free zone. Let me tell you, if you had a couple teachers with guns in that room, you would have been a hell of a lot better off.” Holy shit. And in the last book of the Harry Potter series, it was Voldemort who placed his followers as professors at Hogwarts School, allowing them to use the three Unforgivable Curses in class. A desire to place weapons of excessive force in the classroom, not to mention everywhere else: check.

The most striking similarity, however, is how their appearance steadily becomes less human as they get older.


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