WATCH: Stephen King Says DeSantis is Evil Enough to be a Villain in One of His Books, But Way Too Dumb
Stephen King knows a thing or two about villains. The horror author, active since the late 1960’s, has created plenty of them in his long career.
King is also not very fond on Republicans. He frequently attacks GOP policy on his Twitter accounts. During a recent appearance on Stephen Colbert’s show, he talked specifically about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
The host asked his guest, “Is there a chance in the near future that we may see a Florida governor as a villain in one of your novels?”
King answered, “Well that’s entirely possible, you know the thing is, I know the guy fairly up close because we live half the year in Florida. Now, I didn’t really want to go, but once you get to be 65 and don’t play tennis very well, it’s the law.”
The author later continued, “Ron DeSantis is probably not the brightest bulb in the chandelier at the best of times.” Colbert followed, “so not an evil genius?”
“He’s got that deer in the headlights look somehow,” replied King.
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of The Late Show: