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More Than 500 Top Writers Sign Petition Protesting Trump

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By    |   Wednesday, 25 May 2016 02:03 PM

More than 500 top writers — including Stephen King, Dave Eggers, Colm Toibin, Jonathan Lethem and Curtis Sittenfeld — have signed a petition opposing Donald Trump's candidacy for president.

The petitioners say as writers, "we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power."

The petition says Trump "deliberately appeals to the basest and most violent elements in society, who encourages aggression among his followers, shouts down opponents, intimidates dissenters, and denigrates women and minorities."

"As a matter of conscience, oppose, unequivocally, the candidacy of Donald J. Trump," it concludes.

Other writers on the petition include: Richard Russo, Junot Díaz, Tobias Wolff, Jane Smiley, Claire Messud, Francine Prose, Meg Wolitzer, Andre Dubus III, Lily King, Nicole Krauss, Ha Jin, Edmund White, Jennifer Egan, Cheryl Strayed, Amy Tan and Lauren Graff.

Stephen King — author of such horror classics as "The Dead Zone," Carrie" "Pet Sematary" and "The Shining" — has been one of the nation's most vocal writers against Trump.

Last December, King declared on Twitter:



And last August, King said:



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More than 500 top writers - including Stephen King, Dave Eggers, Colm Toibin, Jonathan Lethem and Curtis Sittenfeld - have signed a petition opposing Donald Trump's candidacy for president.
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