JK: Trump free to be a bigot

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JK Rowl­ing’s pas­sion for free ex­pres­sion is so strong it ex­tends to some­one she’d other­wise not care to dis­cuss: Don­ald Trump. Speak­ing on Mon­day night be­fore hun­dreds gath­ered for PEN Amer­ica’s an­nual gala at the Amer­i­can Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory, the Harry Pot­ter cre­ator noted that she op­posed a re­cent pe­ti­tion call­ing for ban­ning the pre­sump­tive Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee from en­ter­ing the United King­dom, say­ing such ac­tions en­dan­ger ev­ery­one’s rights. “I find al­most ev­ery­thing that Mr. Trump says ob­jec­tion­able. I con­sider him of­fen­sive and big­oted,” said the Bri­tish author, who re­ceived PEN’s Lit­er­ary Ser­vice Award for her “ex­tra­or­di­nary cre­ativ­ity” and for her ef­forts on be­half of in­sti­tu­tion­al­ized chil­dren and other hu­man­i­tar­ian causes. “But he has my full sup­port to come to my coun­try and be of­fen­sive and big­oted there.”

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