A sharp New Yorker cartoon published Thursday lampoons President Donald Trump for the fake Time magazine covers recently found to be hanging in some of his hotels:
- The New Yorker
John Mavroudis drew the cartoon, which features a fake New Yorker cover with images suggesting Trump drew a fake Time cover over it in crayon with headlines like “Trump is awesome!” and “So great!” The New Yorker joked in the description of the cartoon that it was “one of President Trump’s prized possessions.”
- Washington Post
The cartoon alluded to a Washington Post report published Tuesday saying a handful of Trump resorts and clubs had framed Time magazine covers hanging in them that were never published. They included headlines teasing articles like “TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV!”
Time asked the president’s businesses to take the fake covers down on Wednesday.
Trump has appeared on the cover of Time magazine several times, including as the 2016 person of the year in December.
The cartoon style appears to echo that of a wildly popular Twitter account that posts GIFs altered to show the president drawing childish pictures on bills or executive orders he’s signed and then showing the cameras. The account, Trump Draws, has more than 441,000 followers:
— Trump Draws (@TrumpDraws) January 31, 2017
my lemonade stand (update) pic.twitter.com/Owwv1hNjGn
— Trump Draws (@TrumpDraws) April 27, 2017
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” cohost Mika Brzezinski joked about the fake Time cover during a segment on Thursday morning, saying, “Nothing makes a man feel better than making a fake cover of a magazine about himself, lying every day, and destroying the country.”
Brzezinski added that Trump was covering his hands “because they’re teensy.”
Trump attacked her viciously on Twitter shortly after, tweeting: “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”
Brzezinski shot back with a tweet of a Cheerio’s box featuring the tagline “Made for little hands.”