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or is Trump reminiscent of Greg Stillson in Stephen King's The Dead Zone?

(14 Posts)
MickeyRooney Mon 29-May-17 15:41:07

Just that really.
Except, of course, Trump made it to the WH.
He might yet nuke us all.

Depechemole Mon 29-May-17 15:59:52

Yes. And it wouldn't surprise me if he met the same fate.

DarklyDreamingDexter Mon 29-May-17 16:06:03

Yes, totally agree! I had the same thought when he was just running for president. Where's Johnny when we need him?!

liviadrusilla Mon 29-May-17 16:09:02

Yes, absolutely! Also thought that during the campaign.

abigamarone Mon 29-May-17 16:48:36

Half the Google results for Greg Stillson give a comparison to Trump as a result, you are not alone.

hottotrotsky Mon 29-May-17 17:32:47

The one Martin Sheen played in the film and Christopher Walken tries to kill? Love that film.

hottotrotsky Mon 29-May-17 17:35:41

Tbh tho don't think Trump is as craven as the Sheen character in that he's doing the corrupt oligarchy's bidding - he's not a lone nut job existing in a vacuum. If his cronies in the establishment ditch him he could become v dangerous tho.

CoteDAzur Mon 29-May-17 17:38:36

Yes! I thought of The Dead Zone when W Bush was elected. Oh how naive I was <hollow laugh>

DJBaggySmalls Mon 29-May-17 18:14:05

Yes! I thought that before the election and believed no one could be so stupid as to actually vote for actual Stillson.
As time goes on and events unfold, I'm convinced he is just as dangerous. He is a shill for the Right.

Beeswax2017 Tue 30-May-17 06:43:19

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kalinkafoxtrot45 Tue 30-May-17 06:51:41

Yes! Thought this right away.

Whatthefudger Tue 30-May-17 07:10:15

Oh my word, yes! I thought that when he was in the process of being elected!

exLtEveDallas Tue 30-May-17 07:18:31

Stephen King himself sees it - his Twitter is full of references and hatred of Trump.

MickeyRooney Tue 30-May-17 14:07:06

Yeah, a few years back, I thought it was George W Bush too. Wrong. How very wrong I was. gin

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