Voldemort 'nowhere near as bad' as Trump - Rowling

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"Harry Potter" author J K Rowling has jumped to the defense of her villainous creation Lord Voldemort after he was compared to inflammatory US presidential candidate Donald Trump.

While the fictional character called Voldemort tried to cleanse the wizard world of "muggles", the real-life nightmare called Trump is trying to cleanse America of Muslims.

In Rowling's proverbial book, that makes Trump way worse. 

Comparisons have been drawn between the snarling politician and the evil wand-waving wizard across social media following Trump’s call to prevent Muslims from entering the US. 

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Posted by Donald J. Trump on Monday, December 7, 2015

A statement released by his campaign Monday said: “Donald J Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure what is going on.” 

Referencing Jihad, Trump added: “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe in Jihad, and have no sense of reason for human life.”

The ban on Muslims would apparently extend to tourists.

Fellow Republicans have criticized Trump’s comments with Jeb Bush labeling him “unhinged”

Former vice president Dick Cheney, who has also been satirically linked to Voldemort, came out of his bunker to weigh in on the issue.

“I think this whole notion that somehow we can just say no more Muslims, just ban a whole religion, goes against everything we stand for and believe in,” former Republican vice president Dick Cheney said on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show.