A sharp New Yorker cartoon published Thursday lampoons President Donald Trump for reportedly having a fake Time Magazine cover hanging in his hotels:
John Mavroudis drew the cartoon, which features a fake New Yorker cover, suggesting that Trump drew a fake Time cover overtop it with headlines like, “Trump is awesome!” and “So great!” The description of the cartoon jokes that it’s “one of President Trump’s prized possessions.”
The cartoon is referencing a Washington Post report published Tuesday that four Trump resorts and clubs have framed Time magazine covers hanging in them that were never published. They even have fake 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 throughout his career, including as the 2016 person of the year in December.
The cartoon style appears to echo that of the wildly popular Trump Draws Twitter account, which posts GIFs of the president drawing childish pictures on bills or executive orders he’s signed and then showing the cameras. The account has over 441,000 followers:
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host 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.”
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