Donald Trump didn't make TIME magazine's cover this time around, but his likeness, which prominently graces the cover of the August New Yorker, has people talking. We won't be seeing this one framed at any of his golf resorts.
David Plunkert, the artist who lent his talents for next week's issue, usually avoids tackling political subjects in his illustrations. But in light of the President's pandering to white supremacists after the Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally, Plunkert made an exception.
“President Trump’s weak pushback to hate groups—as if he was trying not to alienate them as voters—compelled me to take up my pen," said Plunkert. “A picture does a better job showing my thoughts than words do; it can have a light touch on a subject that’s extremely scary.”
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Edgy and provocative. That's some Pulitzer Prize winning stuff right there.— yrret el (@Yrret_Moon) August 18, 2017
This cover is why average Americans so dislike the media. This is dispicable!— Moderate1960 (@moderate1960) August 18, 2017
Should have added Pence, McConnell and Ryan as deckhands. They are enabling the desecration of the office of President— Robert Weinstein (@ausrules) August 18, 2017