American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis tweeted this morning that he finds dickish White House advisor Stephen Miller ‘completely compelling’ and wants to write a novel about him. This comes after after Miller’s heated exchange with CNN’s Jim Acosta over Trump’s new immigration policy that polarized cable audiences yesterday afternoon. (Watch the whole thing here)
Following the exchange, Ellis tweeted a picture of Miller and Acosta from the briefing, writing: ‘Why do I find Stephen Miller completely compelling and want to write a novel about him? Why do I not want to write a novel about Jim Acosta?’
Twitter was quick to answer:
Via The Daily Mail:
In February, Ellis spoke with the Irish Examiner and said that he’s tired of all the protesting going on surrounding Trump.
‘I didn’t vote Trump, I’m just saying the hysteria is bothering me a lot more than the reality of what he’s doing,’ Ellis said.
Ellis said he was mostly annoyed with all of the celebrities that have been continuing to speak out against Trump, like Meryl Streep.
Streep used her speech at the Golden Globes to rail against Trump, which Ellis says is exactly ‘hashtag why Trump won’.
‘When celebrities become these kind of strident, political advisers, wagging their finger, really people don’t buy it.
‘It did not help Hillary Clinton at all having this mountain of celebrities on her side. Rejection, rejection,’ be said.
Ellis was somewhat of a soothsayer during the campaign, tweeting in February 2016 about how friends in heavily-blue Los Angeles were planning to vote for Trump.
‘Just back from a dinner in West Hollywood: shocked the majority of the table was voting for Trump but they would never admit it publicly,’ Ellis wrote.