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Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling supports Trump

WASHINGTON: The Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling opposed a recent petition demanding banning the presumptive Republican presidential candidate from entering the United Kingdom, saying such actions endanger everyone’s rights.

She expressed her thoughts while speaking at the PEN America’s annual gala at the American Museum of Natural History.

“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.”

But Rowling, who has shared sharp opinions about Trump and others on her Twitter feed, also called herself lucky to live in a part of the world where speech is protected and accepted that some would object to her work.

“My critics are at liberty to claim that I am trying to convert children to Satanism,” she said. “And I’m free to explain I’m exploring human nature and morality — or to say ‘You’re an idiot.’”

Trump’s response to Rowling was rather dubious, as he said “J.K. Rowling’s passion for free expression is so strong it extends to someone she’d otherwise not care to discuss.”