In the year 1976 Stephen King’s book ‘The Dead Zone’ introduced a character named Greg Stillson. Greg is characterized as an outsider in politics and a rhetoric speaker who becomes the president of America. If you read the novel today, you will be startled with the striking similarities between Greg Stillson and Donald Trump.
The Dead Zone-Stephen King’s fifth novel
‘The Dead Zone’ is Stephen King’s fifth novel released under his own name. It is a supernatural horror-thriller novel which was released in the year 1976. ‘The Dead Zone’ was later adapted as a movie in the year 1983.
The movie was directed by David Cronenberg while Jeffrey Boam was the screenwriter. Martin Sheen played the role of Greg Stillson while Christopher Walken played Johnny. Moreover ‘The Dead Zone’ was also adapted as a T.V. series in the year 2002.
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The book has been a U.S. bestseller. Moreover, it has also received a nomination for the Locus Award for the category Best Fantasy Novel in the year 1980. Stephen’s book comprises of two main characters.
The first one is Greg Stillson, who is politically ambitious aka the trump created by Stephen King and the other is Johnny Smith who is a psychic as well as a school teacher.
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The book, as well as the series, vividly describes how Greg becomes the President of America. The similarities between Greg and Donald Trump are unbelievably bizarre.
Donald Trump and Greg Stillson
King shares Donald Trump and Greg were both taken as jokes at first. He talks about small yet vivid similarities like the rallies, the throwing of hotdogs to the crowd or wearing a similar hat. He reveals similarities that seem absolutely unreal.
Greg and Donald Trump reveal very similar self-obsession and ambition. They both have significantly similar political styles. The novel calls Greg an “eccentric” character and so does a number of headlines about Donald Trump. It is a thirty-six-year story but the similarities are uncanny.
The four-hundred-six-page novel gives a variety of similarities that are described in the video below.
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