Donald Trump and Voldemort, or Donald Trump is Voldemort?

8 Dec 2015

Harry Potter villain Voldemort

Satirical comedian Donald Trump has been compared, quite convincingly, to Harry Potter’s arch-nemesis Voldemort – and author JK Rowling is not too happy with the link.

Okay, part of that opening paragraph is, in fact, not true. Donald Trump is (apparently) not a satirical comedian, rather he is a divisive candidate for the Republican nomination to run for president of the US.

Like many elections around the world – although most others don’t seem to go on for quite so long – the build-up to the US presidential race is being played out on a number of platforms; one of which is Twitter.

And, amid Trump’s claims that he wants to ban all Muslims from entering the US, it is Twitter that hosted a very entertaining reaction to the whole affair these past few hours.

Quite quickly, comparisons between Trump and a villain who must not be named were made.

Some people, though, weren’t impressed:

This pleased many:

Yet still, accusations are flowing:

But context is needed:

 Voldemort, via Hersson Piratoba on Flickr

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic