The Magazine Covers Trump Earned This Week By Defending White Supremacy
Remember how president likes to be the center of attention and appear on the cover of magazines?
Remember when President Donald Trump was famously called out earlier this summer when it emerged there were fake magazine covers featuring him posted at some of his private gold clubs?
Well, in the aftermath of his disastrous, "embarrassing," and infuriating defense of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia this week, covers from prominent weekly magazines—The Economist, The New Yorker, and TIME—hitting the shelves this weekend are probably ones the president won't ever think to brag about.
The New Yorker cover, illustrated by artist David Plunkert and titled "Blowhard," shows Trump providing the wind for a sail shaped like a Klu Klux Klan hood.
That cover emerged just hours after The Economist, with an illustration by Jon Berkeley, unveiled its cover featuring Trump and a KKK hood – this one shaped like a bullhorn.
And on Friday morning, TIME magazine's cover appeared with a man, arm raised in a Nazi salute, holding aloft the American flag.
Earlier in the week this cartoon at The Guardian, by Ben Jennings, also took aim at the president's overt racism and went viral online:
As Elizabeth Brockway wrote for The Daily Beast, the statements of such artwork "is anything but subtle."