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More than 600 American authors are trying to stop Trump

More than 600 American authors are trying to stop Trump

Donald Trump might have captured the imaginations of millions of Americans, but it turns out that authors are a tougher sell for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

More than 600 American writers, including Stephen King, Junot Diaz, Cheryl Strayed and Dave Eggers, have signed an "open letter to the American people" pledging their opposition to Trump's candidacy.

The letter, posted on the website Literary Hub and credited to authors Andrew Altschul and Mark Slouka, states in no uncertain terms that Trump "deliberately appeals to the basest and most violent elements...

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