Thu. Jul 25th, 2024
alert-–-author-stephen-king-issues-desperate-plea-to-joe-biden-as-elon-musk-chimes-in-with-cheeky-jibeAlert – Author Stephen King issues desperate plea to Joe Biden as Elon Musk chimes in with cheeky jibe

Stephen King, a legendary author of horror fiction, has been scared into pleading Joe Biden to drop out of the 2024 election, as many Hollywood elites start to turn on the president. 

Biden remains adamant that he’s the man to beat Donald Trump despite the fallout from his debate disaster and feeble ABC News interview, sending out a letter to Congress saying as such early Monday.

However, King – a reliable celebrity liberal and anti-Trump voice – has spoken out to say that Biden should call it quits. 

‘Joe Biden has been a fine president, but it’s time for him—in the interests of the America he so clearly loves—to announce he will not run for re-election,’ he wrote Monday morning.

Elon Musk, a fan of King’s who often chirps back at him as the CEO of X, jumped into the replies with a cheeky jibe.

Stephen King, a legendary author of horror fiction, has been scared into pleading Joe Biden to drop out of the 2024 election, as many Hollywood elites start to turn on the president

Stephen King, a legendary author of horror fiction, has been scared into pleading Joe Biden to drop out of the 2024 election, as many Hollywood elites start to turn on the president

He exclaimed: ‘Even Stephen King is voting for Trump!’ 

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How Hollywood titans are turning against Biden

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King is not likely to vote for Trump, as a post just a day earlier slammed the ex-president for his allies ‘planning what amounts to a fascist state.’ 

Typically reliable Democratic Party donors in Hollywood are withholding their cash until President Joe Biden is replaced at the top of the ticket in the wake of the aging commander-in-chief’s debate performance.

Biden, 81, regularly lost focus and trailed off mid-sentence when faced with a typically robust performance from his Republican challenger, ex-president Donald Trump during their showdown on CNN. 

Last week, Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings, who has donated $100,000 already this election cycle, and Disney heiress Abigail Disney, who has earmarked donations of up to $635,000, made headlines as they were among the first to announces that they were ceasing funding until Biden pulls out.

Now more bigshots in tinsel town are making similar moves. Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof, who has also given $100,000, wrote an op-ed for Deadline in which he made it clear he would no longer fund a Biden-led campaign.

In an email to The Los Angeles Times, Lindelof doubled down saying that despite his ‘immense respect’ for Biden, the risks posed by another Trump presidency meant the stakes were simply too high. 

‘For me, this isn’t about the ability to govern, it’s about the ability to WIN,’ he told the newspaper. 

Elon Musk, a fan of King's who often chirps back at him as the CEO of X, jumped into the replies with a cheeky jibe

Elon Musk, a fan of King’s who often chirps back at him as the CEO of X, jumped into the replies with a cheeky jibe

Media mogul Barry Diller, contributor of around $150,000 this cycle, also told The Ankler that he wouldn’t continue to fund the Biden campaign. Diller, known for his roles at Fox and USA Television, is married to designer Diane Von Furstenberg. 

However one key figure, Andy Spahn, who is known for his role in advising Hollywood’s wealthiest people how to donate to liberal causes, is urging calm. 

‘Everyone just needs to take a breath. This will sort itself out soon enough,’ he told The LA Times. 

Hollywood super-agent Ari Emanuel alluded to this trend last week at an event in Colorado.

Emanuel said that most of his wealthy pals are concentrating on the Senate and Congress when it comes to donations. He went on to blame the Democratic Party for the mess created. 

‘[Biden] said he was going to run for one term, and he’s doing it to restore democracy. He then runs for a second term — that’s the first bit of malarkey, as he would say. He and his cohorts have told us that he’s [been] healthy for over a year,’ Emanuel said, via The Hollywood Reporter. 

‘I had a father who died at 92, but at 81 I took away his car, and it was a very simple test for me. If you were driving from downtown Beverly Hills to Malibu, would you want Biden to do it at night? Would you want Trump to do it at night?’ 

‘If the answer is neither, you cannot have them running a $27 trillion company called the United States,’ he ranted. 

Typically reliable Democratic Party donors in Hollywood are withholding their cash until President Joe Biden is replaced at the top of the ticket in the wake of the aging commander-in-chief's disastrous debate performance

Typically reliable Democratic Party donors in Hollywood are withholding their cash until President Joe Biden is replaced at the top of the ticket in the wake of the aging commander-in-chief’s disastrous debate performance

Many liberals have begun to freak out over the possibility that Biden could relinquish the White House back to Trump

Many liberals have begun to freak out over the possibility that Biden could relinquish the White House back to Trump

In contrast, Trump’s campaign continues to raise money hand over fist, reporting a haul of $331 million in the second quarter of 2024.  

That number bests the $264 million that Biden’s reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee reported raising over the same period.

Trump’s total includes $111.8 million that the campaign says it raised in June. That sum is less than the $127 million Biden reported raising last month, which includes more than $33 million on the day of the debate and in its aftermath.

But Trump’s campaign reports that it ended the quarter with $284.9 million cash on hand, compared with $240 million reported by Biden.

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