Famous US writers rallied and issued a petition against the candidate for presidency from the Republican Party, Donald Trump. Among those who signed the petition there are 10 winners with the Pulitzer Prize, the four winners of the National Book Award, and many other well-known writers. Their open letter has been published in the Literary Hub literary website.
In particular, the "King of Horror", Stephen King and more than 600 American writers pointed out that Trump "deliberately appeals to the basest and most brutal elements of society, excites aggression in their supporters". Mark Slauka, Andrew Altschul and other organizers will have to collect 10 000 signatures. Now the petition was signed by over 6600 people.
The authors of the letter say they oppose Trump’s candidacy.
"As writers we know numerous ways of possible manipulation with the language in the name of power, and we believe that any democracy is worthy of this name, as it is based on pluralism, welcomes the fundamental disagreement and reaches a consensus through reasoned argumentation," – reads the letter.