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Watch J.K Rowling Defend Freedom Of Speech & Slam Trump At The Same Time

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Like many, J.K. Rowling will not be voting Donald Trump.

However, in a recent speech at the PEN America Literary Gala in New York City, the famous author came to the property mogul / presidential candidate’s support.

Rowling opposed the petition in the U.K. that had aimed to ban Trump from entering Britain.


This went against notions of free speech she said.

Rowling explained the freedom of speech that protects his offensive language is the same freedom that protects her right to call him a “bigot”:

“Now, I find almost everything that Mr. Trump says objectionable. I consider him offensive and bigoted. But he has my full support to come to my country and be offensive and bigoted there. His freedom to speak protects my freedom to call him a bigot. His freedom guarantees mine.”

Well said Miss Rowling.

Now watch the footage from the gala, including J.K. Rowling’s speech.

(Head to 1:49:00 for J.K Rowling’s speech)

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