Rowling responded to the furore surrounding Trump's announcement of a policy to prevent all Muslims from traveling to the United States by saying that comparisons being made between Trump and her fictional antagonist were wholly unfair.
On Lord Voldemort.
How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad. https://t.co/hFO0XmOpPH
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 8, 2015
After his shocking announcement, people suggested that Trump possessed remarkably similar characteristics to the Wizarding World's most evil inhabitant.
Maybe the only way to stop Trump is to give him the Voldemort treatment #HeWhoMustNotBeNamed
— Mansur Gidfar (@MansurGidfar) December 7, 2015
Tbh, I think I would rather have Lord Voldemort be the next president over Donald Trump.
— Mr. Misunderstood (@AnonGuy__) December 5, 2015
My theory is that Trump is Voldemort & if the media stops saying his name, Harry Potter will come destroy him. America will be great again.
— Linds (@lindsaysmetanka) December 7, 2015
someone tell me why Donald Trump is like the muggle equivalent of Voldemort
— Zoe Gabrielson (@ZoeDECA) December 8, 2015
Trump really is Voldemort!!!
— Tasneem (@kingxtas) December 8, 2015
Trump is facing a fierce backlash after calling for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims" entering America, after recent attacks in Paris and California.
The Republican maverick, was lambasted by pundits and subjected to heavy media scrutiny for remarking to reporters: "Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension.
"Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine.
"Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life."