Donald Trump’s Face Boldly Hogs New York Magazine’s Latest Cover
By Mikelle Leow, 03 Apr 2018
Image via New York Magazine
The New York Magazine has been on a roll with its teasing of the White House. Previously, it created an uncharacteristic tabloid-inspired cover to depict the country’s messy politics. Its next issue hasn’t dialed down on the savagery. Rather, it’s risen to a presidential level.
For its 1 April 2018 issue, the bi-weekly publication paints President Trump as an ab-boar-rent pig as a prelude to Jonathan Chait’s ‘Corruption, Not Russia, Is Trump’s Greatest Political Liability’ cover story.
Created by caricaturist Joe Darrow, the cover conveys a message of apparent greed and corruption.
Chait’s feature reads, “‘My whole life I’ve been greedy, greedy, greedy,’ declared Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. ‘I’ve grabbed all the money I could get. I’m so greedy. But now I want to be greedy for the United States.’ To the extent that Trump’s candidacy offered any positive appeal, as opposed to simple loathing for his opponent, this was it.”
You can read the full cover story over on New York Magazine’s website.
🐽 "Small episodes of corruption can play an outsize role in American politics, since the human scale of petty self-dealing is often easy to understand. And in Trump’s case, the smaller and larger scandals reinforce each other. Why is Trump giving rich people and corporations a huge tax cut? Why has he been threatening to take away your health insurance? Why is he letting Wall Street and Big Oil write their own rules? Above all, if Trump supposedly believed that “if I become president, I couldn’t care less about my company — it’s peanuts,” why are his children still running it? For the same reason he has let his Cabinet secretaries run up large travel expenses, and why his son-in-law met with oligarchs in China and the Gulf States whose money he was trying to get his hands on." 🐽 Link in bio for Jonathan Chait's cover story on how corruption, not Russia, is Trump’s greatest political liability.
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