First Sons, Son-In-Law Wouldn't Make Slytherin?
J.K. Rowling turns wit again against Trump administration.
One of the prime reasons why J.K. Rowling is so loved is that she brought the world Harry Potter, "The Boy Who Lived," and in doing so, created another generation of readers. Now, though, she's loved - and probably reviled, by some - for her incredibly sharp Twitter comments.
The First Lady of the wizarding world has no hesitation in confronting who she might feel are people who contribute to the wrongs in the world. She's defended women like Serena Williams, who one internet troll said looks like a man, and regularly takes President Trump to task for the various problems she has seen with his choices thus far in being president.
Now, she has continued to win the hearts and minds of her loyal fanbase by suggesting that Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, as well as Jared Kushner, would not even get the letter to Hogwarts to make it into that most vile of Hogwarts houses, Slytherin. For those unfamiliar with the Harry Potter franchise, Slytherin is the house that the boy wizard himself could have been sorted in to, were it not for the fact that he pushed so hard to be in Gryffindor, and is the house that gave rise to the most evil of wizards, Voldemort.
The comments came following writer Oliver Willis' Twitter post that Draco Malfoy, the fictional Hogwarts enemy of Harry Potter, was " "Looking Forward" To New Role In Trump White House Office Of Mudblood Eradication." There was also a gif of Malfoy looking meaningfully at his lackeys, Crabbe and Goyle.
With Crabbe and Goyle at his side, Malfoy very frequently made life uncomfortable, at the very least, for Harry Potter and his friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Yet, any time Potter and Malfoy would tangle, Malfoy would ultimately be the one defeated at Potter's hands.
It was Willis' tweet that caught the attention of Rowling, though, and the famous author was quick to point out that the Trump boys and Kushner would first have to be sent their letters to get into the prestigious school for wizards.
Rowling tweeted, "You've got to get the letter before you put on the hat, Oliver," suggesting that Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Jared Kushner would not be as fortunate as some to make the cut into the wizarding school.
While some have trolled the author for commenting on American politics when she, herself, is a citizen of Britain, she has pointed out in the past that President Donald Trump should be someone everyone is concerned about. She has suggested that while Trump might be a businessman, he's also a businessman with some very dangerous numbers in his control.
"When a man this ignorant & easy to manipulate gets within sniffing distance of the nuclear codes, it's everyone's business," Rowling tweeted on Oct. 10, 2016, just one month before the United States elections.
When Rowling came under fire for her comments, several of her Twitter followers pointed out that everyone should be aware of the United States' volatile political situation under President Trump and of the potential threat that could exist because of his apparent short fuse. President Trump has, after all, been very vocal about his distaste or even anger about a number of things since he became leader of the United States, ranging from Saturday Night Live's lampooning of him to his much-discussed travel ban being quashed.
With Rowling pointing out that the Trump boys and Kushner couldn't have even made it in to Slytherin, if Hogwarts existed in reality, Harry Potter fans have another reason to celebrate Rowling's famous wit and even greater cause to wonder if the author could ever consider becoming a full-time political pundit - if nothing else, for the genuine humor she brings to the role, and her ability to actually get people thinking.