Does Daniel Radcliffe Also Think Donald Trump Is Similar to Lord Voldemort?

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Daniel Radcliffe discussed J.K. Rowling’s hotly debated comment in a new interview, offering his usual thoughtful assessment of the feverish American election year.

“I sort of think Donald Trump might not be as ideologically pure as Voldemort,” Radcliffe recently told SkyNews, when asked about the how businessman measures up with He Who Shall Not Be Named. “My thing on Trump is that he feels like more of an opportunist — like I don’t know how much of this stuff he’s saying he actually, really, really believes… But that comparison is certainly not without its merits.”

To recap, in December of 2015, the Harry Potter scribe shared her opinion of Republican presidential nominee with a simple tweet but unmistakably cutting tweet. She wrote, “How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as a bad” along with a link to a BBC story comparing the real estate mogul to the literary villain.


Although the author is known for her rapier wit in the Twittersphere, this particular tweet managed to capture the zeitgeist and caused Potterheads to clash online over the political candidate.

Only roughly six weeks to go until this Cruciatus Curse of an election is over!