Wednesday’s fatal Amtrak crash of a train carrying Republican lawmakers could be considered “karma,” Author Stephen King (@StephenKing) tweeted Thursday.
“A trainload of Republicans on their way to a pricey retreat hit by a garbage truck. My friend Russ calls that karma,” King tweeted.
King then tweeted that he was sorry - that the driver of the truck was killed:
“OF COURSE sorry the truck driver died.”
UPDATE: King has, subsequently, tweeted a qualified apology: "I apologize (if one is necessary)."
Additionally, Entertainment Weekly reports, noting that it was not the driver, but a train passenger, who died as a result of the crash.
A rather thoughtless tweet from me concerning the train-truck crash, for which I apologize (if one is necessary). It should be pointed out, too, that those Republican politicians, who can be heartless when they vote, immediately got out to help.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 1, 2018