— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) August 17, 2017
Early Thursday, The Economist released shocking cover art in which President Donald Trump is depicted using a Ku Klux Klan hood as a megaphone. Now, a second major magazine is putting out a cover showing Trump appearing very comfortable with the KKK.
In its cover for next week’s issue, artist David Plunkert — in an image created for The New Yorker — presents Trump in a boat, blowing wind into the sail, which is a KKK hood.
“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,” Plunkert said, according to the magazine. “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.”
This, of course, is not the first time the venerable magazine has shown Trump in a less than flattering light on its cover. Last September, they showed Trump in a beauty pageant swimsuit. In March, they took on Trump’s golf habit. And in May, the magazine showed Trump watching Attorney General Jeff Sessions drag former FBI Director James Comey off of an airplane — a reference to the United Airlines episode.
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