You can count J.K. Rowling among the numerous celebrities opposed to the Trump administrations’s travel ban, and the “Harry Potter” author made a point of reminding her 9 million-plus Twitter followers that Donald Trump’s second in command was once vehemently opposed to such a ban.
How did she do this? By retweeting Vice-President Mike Pence’s 2015 tweet in which he described the exact situation taking place now as being “offensive and unconstitutional.”
Pence’s tweet, it should be noted, came more than six months before he was selected as Trump’s running mate, and Rowling turned to the Bible to point out the former Indiana governor’s flip-flopping hypocrisy:
At the time of writing, Rowling’s tweet has been retweeted more than 32,000 times and received more than 67,000 likes, with numerous Twitter users adding their tweets of support, such as this one that earned a reply from Rowling:
As we’ve come to expect from the Twitterverse, not all of the responses have been positive, such as one from an apparent Trump supporter who earned a quick smackdown from Rowling:
Of course, Rowling wasn’t fighting these Twitter wars on her own, with many of her followers taking on the negative comments in true Hogwarts fashion. This earned them some big praise from the author.
Rowling also served up the perfect response to a Twitter critic who promised a good old-fashioned Nazi-style book burning of Rowling’s work: