If there’s one thing that literature fans know, it’s that JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter novels, loves to hate Donald Trump. Like many other celebrities, including Stephen Colbert and all of the other talk shows, she relishes in doing so.
She frequently responds to Trump on Twitter, pointing out instances of perceived racism, lies, and attacks on minorities. Today, the infamous author shared a picture comparing the inaugural attendance of Donald Trump in 2016 to the attendance of the royal wedding.
Rowling, 52, wrote, “Love > Hate,” or, in other words, love attracts much bigger crowds than hatred. Back in December, Prince William presented Rowling with the Companion of Honor for her contributions to literature and philanthropy while at the Buckingham Palace.
And on Saturday, thousands of people hung out on the streets of London to watch Meghan and the Prince get married. It was easily the most anticipated wedding of the year, other than John Cena and Nikki Bella, who called off their marriage five weeks before they were to tie the knot.
As it was previously reported, Donald Trump said in January of 2017 that he had the “largest audience ever,” at his inauguration, a claim widely disputed by most mainstream publications.
Love > Hate pic.twitter.com/iDzjmJ9qSt
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 19, 2018
The Washington Post, as well as other outlets, vociferously disproved Trump’s claim, with the publishing of article after article attacking his obviously untrue statement.
After the media said he was lying, Trump had the director of the National Park Service produce photographic evidence of the size of the crowd.
— RBWM (@RBWM) May 19, 2018
As for Meghan and Harry’s wedding, supposedly, around 100,000 fans lined up in the streets. According to a report from Vox, between 300,000 and 600,000 people attended Trump’s inauguration.
Either way, the royal wedding was certainly popular, with people tuning in from all around the world. It was similar to Kate Middleton and Prince William, who got married back in 2011, and around two billion watched on television.