Just weeks after saying her fictional foe Lord Voldemort is "nowhere near as bad" as Donald Trump, JK Rowling has set the Republican within her sights once again.
This time, Rowling has likened 'Harry Potter's' dark magic supremacists to Trump's national spokesperson, after stumbling upon a 2012 remark in which she lamented the lack of "pure-breed" candidates in that year's presidential election.
Katrina Pierson tweeted during a debate: "Perfect Obama's dad born in Africa, Mitt Romney's dad born in Mexico. Any pure breeds left?"
Perfect Obama's dad born in Africa, Mitt Romney's dad born in Mexico. Any pure breeds left? #CNNDebate— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) January 20, 2012
As the comment re-surfaced, Rowling issued her withering put down.
Death Eaters walk among us. https://t.co/tqKq1anHpf— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 24, 2016
In 'Potter', mystery Death Eaters roam the world pursuing their dark magic while casting fear and panic amongst ordinary wizarding folk all the while in servitude to He Who Must Not Be Named.
And their assault on Hogwarts in 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince' ends in a tragedy no reader is likely to forget.
Rowling's fans were delighted by her intervention.
@jk_rowling This must be what happens when a Death Eater meets Dolores Umbridge...— Samantha Shannon (@say_shannon) January 24, 2016
Nonetheless, this isn't the first time Rowling has delighted her legions of fans by tactfully placing real-world events into the frame of her most famous works.