Author Stephen King recently apologized after a series of angry tweets from fans and celebrities. In recent news, Piers Morgan responded that "a man died in that crash, you despicable man."
Stephen King has also issued an apology, claiming that he regrets his "thoughtless" comments in regards to the victim. But he did maintain that his mockery of the GOP lawmakers involved is not unfounded.
He said, "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."
"A trainload of Republicans on their way to a pricey retreat hit a garbage truck," said Stephen King, summarizing a tragic event that occurred yesterday morning. "My friend Russ calls that karma."
"OF COURSE sorry the truck driver died," he continued.
It appears that author Stephen King is celebrating the Republican train crash that dominated headlines yesterday. In this regard, King is following the example of many highly partisan Americans in oddly and inhumanly rejoicing at this crash.
Author and CNN contributor Jonathan Tasini responded to the crash by tweeting, "God is working hard today to clean up the sink."
CNN responded to the claim later on Wednesday, claiming that they have nothing to do with Tasini, according to Fox News.
These comments come as partisan tensions in the United States are at the highest point they have been in decades.
On Wednesday, a train carrying several members of Congress to a Republican retreat in West Virginia hit a truck. One person was killed and six more were injured.
None of the dozens of members of Congress aboard the train, or their family or friends, were seriously injured. The one person who died was one of three men in the disposal truck that had entered the railroad crossing. The man who died was 28-year-old Christopher Foley, who was a truck passenger.
Quickly after the incident, the National Transportation Safety Board sent roughly two dozen people to the scene, according to the Washington Post. Several people also assisted at the scene from the Federal Railroad Administration.
Several Republican lawmakers helped first responders carry one of the injured passengers to an ambulance. These lawmakers included Senator Jeff Flake and Brad Wensturp. Flake claimed that the moment was eerily similar to the lifesaving measures he took to help House Majority Whip Steve Scalise after a shooting occurred on the Alexandria baseball field last summer.
"I knew there were going to be bad injuries, so I worked my way back thinking they might need people to help carry people to ambulances, and they did," he said.
Although he wasn't severely injured, Republican Jason Lewis was taken to the hospital, along with others, as a precaution. A spokesperson said that the congressman suffered a concussion, was quickly treated, and then was released.
Immediately after the incident, President Trump was briefed on the situation. The White House then remarked that their thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by the incident, according to NBC News.
Amtrak said that the crash occurred at 11:20 am in Crozet, Virginia near Charlottesville. By 1:15 pm, the train had left Crozet and was headed back to Charlottesville.
The retreat then included several adjustments to the program, including a moment of prayer and a security briefing about the incident. Lawmakers had been very happy following Trump's State of the Union address, which they deemed to be very successful, but that quickly changed after the crash.
In recent news, here's the remarkable way that Republican lawmakers reacted moments after the deadly train crash.