Stephen King found himself in hot water for a tweet many felt was insensitive about first lady Melania Trump's recent surgery.
The first lady underwent surgery Monday morning for a benign kidney condition and is expected to remain hospitalized for "the duration of the week."
The famous author tweeted shortly after the White House's announcement.
"Not to be snarky, but Melania can probably use a week’s rest from Blabbermouth Don," King tweeted. "Sounds heavenly to me."
Not to be snarky, but Melania can probably use a week’s rest from Blabbermouth Don. Sounds heavenly to me.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 14, 2018
The outspoken liberal was immediately met with angry Twitter followers who felt his tweet was inappropriate considering the serious nature of Melania's surgery.