On the cover of the latest issue of the Economist, the president of the United States is using a KKK hood as a megaphone, while the New Yorker’s Aug. 28 cover shows a Klan hood giving wind to his sails.
The striking illustrations come after President Trump repeatedly blamed
The Economist’s accompanying article — “Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president” — slams the commander in chief for his “unsteady” response in the days following the violent clashes in Charlottesville. Trump is “politically inept, morally barren and temperamentally unfit for office,” the article said.
The New Yorker’s illustration, titled “Blowhard,” was inspired by the president’s “weak pushback to hate groups,” illustrator David Plunkert
The latest issue of Time magazine also has a provocative cover, featuring an illustration of a man issuing a Nazi salute while wearing an American flag. “Hate in America,” the cover proclaims.
“These people are hiding behind the flag and the idea of patriotism it connotes,” Edel Rodriguez, who created the Time cover, told
Rodriguez added: “They are taking advantage of what the flag guarantees them — freedom of speech — to further an agenda of hatred.”
In his first remarks about Charlottesville last Saturday, Trump’s
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