J.K. Rowling Compares Donald Trump to 'Harry Potter' Villain Voldemort

by Jackie Willis 9:45 AM PST, December 08, 2015
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Donald Trump is getting compared to one of fiction's most infamous villains after he suggested that the U.S. should not allow Muslims to enter the country in the wake of the deadly shootings in San Bernardino, California.

In a campaign statement posted on Monday, the presidential hopeful said he was "calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

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Since this declaration, Trump's name has been synonymous on Twitter with Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter's archenemy in the wildly popular book series.

Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, even compared the 69-year-old Republican candidate to the Dark Lord. "How horrible," Rowling tweeted on Tuesday. "Voldemort was nowhere near as bad."

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But the author isn't the only one implying Trump is an evil villain. The Twitterverse has really geeked out over this comparison.

"My theory is that Trump is Voldemort and if the media stops saying his name, Harry Potter will come destroy him. America will be great again," one Twitter user posted.

"The only way to stop Donald Trump is to destroy his Horcruxes," another message reads. "The wig is definitely one. If you need me I'll be finding the other six."

Trump is still standing by his remarks and has the support of many of his 5.14 million Twitter followers. "The main stream media wants to surrender constitutional rights," he tweeted on Monday. "I believe #ISIS needs to surrender!"

"Here is the truth whether you like it or not: @realDonaldTrump is only candidate to have the bravery to put out that statement on Muslims," another Twitter user posted.

One American that doesn't seem so keen on Trump is actress Jennifer Lawrence. Check out why she thinks the "world will end" if he's elected president: