“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which,” wrote King, appearing to refer to how the pigs in Orwell’s story, who were supposed to be equal to the other animals, ended up becoming as bad as the humans they were trying to replace.
The Shining author also suggested Orwell, who famously fought fascists in the Spanish Civil War, was writing about Trump and Putin (or leaders of their kind) when he penned the story in 1945.
King has been a fierce critic of Trump in recent years. He even wrote this two-sentence long “horror story” about the then-presidential candidate shortly before the 2016 election:
It’s unlikely that Trump will see King’s latest post, however.
In May, King told “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert that Trump had blocked him on the social media platform for suggesting “he had his head somewhere where a certain yoga position would be necessary to get it there.”