Tom King is the current writer on DC Comics’ Batman comic. He is writing the New Gods movie for Warner Bros, has recently come off on DC’s big 2019 event Heroes In Crisis, wrote the award-winning Mister Miracle for DC and The Vision for Marvel and now has Strange Adventures lined up from DC, which he has stated is about Donald Trump.
He is also a former CIA Officer who worked in Iraq and Afghanistan on behalf of the US government. And yesterday, as Donald Trump tweeted in memory of the events of September 11th, 2001, he had his own take on the President’s words, in light of news that Trump had been planning to host the Taliban at Camp David this week, for talks regarding the future of Afghanistan.
Tom King tweeted,
After 9/11, I joined the CIA. Spent some time fighting the Taliban who harbored Osama Bin Ladin, who helped him escape our justice after 9/11.
Last week, Trump invited the Taliban to Camp David, to our country, for a photo op.
What the f-ck does he think “never forget” means?! https://t.co/48hvZLVRep
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) September 11, 2019
Trump may not have seen the quote-tweet of course, but it went a little viral anyway. And a few comic book professionals had their own thoughts in response.
He meant never forget how he had the tallest building in Manhattan that day. https://t.co/HcjH4QYwec
— Joshua Hale Fialkov (@JoshFialkov) September 11, 2019
Two disasters I’ll never forget: 9/11 and this presidency.
(Also, thank you for all that you’ve done, pal.)
— Cully Hamner (@CullyHamner) 11 September 2019
He doesn’t think, Tom. He just lies… (and thank you for your service)
— Richard Bruning (@rbruning) September 12, 2019
Hold on hold on, let’s remember who the REAL enemy is.
Civilian protesters, apparently.
— BEN C NYCC ARTIST ALLEY B5 (@bencaldwellart) September 12, 2019