JK Rowling blasts Donald Trump as ‘fascist in all but name’

JK Rowling. Picture: PA
JK Rowling. Picture: PA
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JK Rowling has slammed the Leave campaign for having “the arrogance of a bunch of mini-Trumps”.

The Harry Potter author described Donald Trump as “fascist in all but name” in the piece on her own website.

In “On Monsters, Villains and the EU Referendum” she set out her views on the Leave campaign and its most prolific supporters.

She compared them to “mini Trumps” who “swear everything will be glorious...as long as we listen to them”.

She begins the piece by writing: “I’m not an expert on much, but I do know how to create a monster.”

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

After setting out the main arguments for each side, she warns: “Look towards the Republican party in America and shudder. ‘Make America great again!’ cries a man who is fascist in all but name.

“His stubby fingers are currently within horrifyingly close reach of America’s nuclear codes.

“He has the temperament of an unstable nightclub bouncer and jeers at violence when it breaks out at his rallies.”