Stephen King apologizes for ‘thoughtless tweet’ about Republican train crash

Stephen King sent out a tweet yesterday calling the Virginia train crash involving several Republican lawmakers including U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and speaker of the house Paul Ryan, “karma.” About four hours later, he apologized, though not without a caveat.

King then linked to a GoFundMe page set up to help the bus driver that was killed in the crash.

Other media outlets noted that King himself was involved in a serious car crash in 1999.

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