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Trump Supporters Tried To Boycott Stephen King’s ‘IT’—It Didn’t Work Out So Well

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Nov. 18 2019, Updated 2:21 p.m. ET

Famed horror author Stephen King has had a shaky relationship with President Trump and his supporters for some time now.

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Unafraid of tackling Trump's policies, King even managed to get himself blocked on Twitter by the President in August, prompting him to "ban" Trump from seeing two of his then-upcoming movies: IT and Mr. Mercedes:

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In retaliation, Trump supporters took to Reddit to organize a boycott of IT:

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Many users were down for the boycott:

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Although others wanted to see it as long as no money went to King:

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In the end, though, their boycott attempt was a total bust. IT has become a runaway smash hit, opening with a massive $123 million haul over the weekend in the U.S., according to Variety, and is expected to rake in an additional $62 million in foreign markets.

In fact, it's on track to become the biggest opening weekend ever for a supernatural or horror film.

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But that didn't stop King fans from trolling Trump and his followers:

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Given the horrors the country has already seen, perhaps there's a certain clown that could step in for Trump:

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Next time, don't mess with King:

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