Harry Potter was published 20 years ago today, so, to celebrate, NTK rounded up the dumbest liberal comparisons between Trump’s America and the wizarding world.
The Harry Potter series kicked off 20 years ago today as J.K. Rowling published “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in the United Kingdom.
The seven-book series quickly become a worldwide sensation for children and young adults, but in President Trump’s America, it has become a rallying point for the so-called “resistance.”
Nothing exemplifies the left-wing’s freakout in the wake of Trump’s election than the breathless comparisons between the president and his Cabinet and the villains of the novels.
For instance, MoveOn.org and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) actually released an ad (above) exhorting Harry Potter fans to defeat “he-who-must-not-be-named” (Trump) in the November election.
Here are some of the worst comparisons:
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, prior to the November election, compared himself to Harry Potter and Trump to Voldemort, the book’s main villain:
Trevor Noah feels like Harry Potter in the fight against Donald Trump's Voldemort https://t.co/YX7gXX1DcS
— TIME (@TIME) September 15, 2016
The comparisons to Voldemort did not stop with Noah.
Author Jodi Picoult on Trump and his Cabinet:
Anyone else hear of Trump's cabinet picks and think of HarryPotter&TheCursedChild, and the alt world run by Voldemort? @jk_rowling
— Jodi Picoult (@jodipicoult) December 9, 2016
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) April 23, 2017
TV host Erin Sharoni:
My mom gets it.
Trump's Voldemort. Conway, Nagini. Cabinet, Death Eaters. But who's Harry?
— Erin Sharoni (@ErinSharoni) February 9, 2017
British newspaper The Guardian:
He who must not be named: how Harry Potter helps make sense of Trump’s world https://t.co/swghUNZdix
— The Guardian (@guardian) March 13, 2017
Students at Harvard formed “Dumbledore’s Army” to fight the Trump Administration:
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 5, 2017
Avengers director Joss Whedon called for an “auror” in the place of a special prosecutor, in the wake of FBI Director James Comey’s dismissal.
We don't need a special prosecutor. We need an Auror. @jk_rowling
— Joss Whedon (@joss) May 9, 2017
An online community calling itself “The Harry Potter Alliance” has attempted to galvanize “resistance” to the Trump administration:
Want to help make a difference? Join the resistance: https://t.co/paqMHH2oUf
— The HPA (@TheHPAlliance) January 26, 2017
We are committed to fighting with you for the world we believe in. Here are our plans for the resistance. https://t.co/rA6TPGMeT4
— The HPA (@TheHPAlliance) January 20, 2017
Then there is the creator of the series herself whose Twitter feed has become a clearinghouse for barbs targeting Trump and his administration:
— alexa tietjen (@hernameislex) November 11, 2016
Very much enjoying the German press at the moment. "Earth to Trump…" pic.twitter.com/sPqkUPYVlw
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 2, 2017
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 24, 2017
I wonder whether Trump talks to Trumpself in the third Trumperson when Trump's alone. https://t.co/8CEzVTJjBq
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 3, 2017
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