Twitter is looking to the Harry Potter books during this difficult new chapter in American politics.
And it didn’t take long for fans to try and make sense of the election results by comparing Trump to the books’ main antagonist, Lord Voldemort:
So, of course, many on Twitter are asking Dumbledore’s Army and the Order of the Phoenix to assemble:
Others are just looking to the series’ message of resilience during dark times for inspiration:
On Election Night, Rowling herself was under attack by trolls (the online kind, not the kind you’d find in tutus in a tapestry on the seventh floor of Hogwarts) for expressing her anti-Trump opinions:
And just like Harry, she didn’t back down.
Hermione Granger for POTUS 2020, anyone?
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