J.K. Rowling shuts down Donald Trump spokesperson with an epic 'Harry Potter' burn
LONDON — J.K. Rowling is clearly not the biggest Donald Trump fan in the world — and she's not afraid to bust out the occasional Harry Potter reference to put him (and his team) in their place.
The latest example of this came in response to a tweet posted by Trump's campaign spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, back in 2012 (before she became his spokeswoman).
Pierson was appointed as spokesperson for Donald Trump in November 2015. Back in January 2012 she was working as a talk show host for America's Web Radio and Radio Sandy Springs, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Although her tweet is a few years old it appears to have resurfaced recently, prompting a variety of criticism. Some people were also quick to make a connection to Harry Potter.
Then, on Sunday, Rowling weighed in.
To be fair, "pure breeds" does sound disturbingly close to "pure-bloods" — the term used by certain characters in the Harry Potter novels to try and elevate themselves above other wizards and witches by implying their heritage is more magically pure.
People had a variety of different reactions to Rowling's tweet.
This isn't the first time that Rowling has used Harry Potter to hit back at Trump. Last month, in response to a BBC Newsbeat article about people comparing Trump to Voldemort, Rowling tweeted the following:
Rowling is now the undisputed Queen of the Twitter burn.
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