Promoting 11.22.63, the Hulu TV series based on his 2011 novel about the assassination of JFK, King told The Daily Beast that Ted Cruz was “very scary. “

As for Donald Trump, King said the Republican front-runner left him speechless.’  "At this point, he’s said 40 different things that would have gotten him laughed out of the race if he wasn’t so outrageous," the best-selling author declared.

He was toughest, however, on The Texan senator, who is also hoping for the Republican nomination.  “I actually think Trump, in the end, would be more electable than Cruz , because Cruz is a fundamentalist Christian and it would almost be like electing the analog of an Imam - someone whose first guiding principle would be the scripture, rather than the Constitution.

Ultimately, King feels that while Trump may be more " electable" than Cruz, he doesn't think he would get elected President in the final shake-up. “And, even if he was able to govern without blowing up the world, could we look at a guy who resembles a cable game show host for four years? He has that awful plastered-down hair and everything.”