…rump presidency has set many things in motion, almost all of which have been irredeemably dreadful. But one positive (if you can call it that, which I’m not sure you can) to come out of this, has been some amazing magazine covers, across the world, depicting the new American president in his many guises. Here’s a potted rundown of the best covers (with some not-so-good thrown in for balance).
Definitely positive. It cannot be racist. He is white. It cannot be sexist. He is a man. It cannot be anti-Muslim. He is a good old Christian, though not entirely WASP.
But it is definitely Trumpist and I think we should seize the Security Council of the UN to declare Trumpist attitudes, meaning anti-Trump attitudes of course, a crime against non-humanity.
At least that’s also positive because in the whole world, globalized to the extreme, the USA have become that kind of a caricature.
Did you watch the press conference with Bibi? The lion tamer had turned Jewish on that afternoon and the lion was definitely the one with his wild yellow hair. But a paper lion more than anything else. Mao would have said a paper tiger.
We could also say a paper dragon to frighten children and satisfy onanistic teenagers.