German Magazine Reveals “The True Face of Donald Trump”
Democrats and Republicans have not agreed on most political issues for a long time so it is not surprising that even on issues surrounding President Donald Trump, we do not agree either.
To most Democrats and Liberals, Trump is a buffoon, an incompetent ignoramus who have no business in the White House. To most Republicans, he is doing just fine.
Even after the recent incident involving the KKK, neo-Nazi and white supremacists, most Republicans including congressional Republican leaders still cling to President Trump, with some refusing to criticize him by name.
Outside the United States, it is quite obvious what the world thinks of our new president.
From The Economist in Britain to Germany’s leading weekly magazine, Der Spiegel, the consensus appears to be that President Donald Trump is an incompetent bigot who approves of and supports the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
In the most recent cover that came out over the weekend Der Spiegel shows the president’s face covered in KKK hood in what the magazine terms ‘The True Face of Donald Trump.”
This is in addition to recent covers by Time and The New Yorker magazines excoriating President Trump for failing to unequivocally condemn white supremacists for their racist tendencies and their recent actions in Charlottesville, VA.
Reacting to these recent magazine covers, The New Yorker editor David Remnick called it “a moment.”
“It’s a moment. Look, there’s been a Klan in this country and white supremacists in this country for hundreds of years. But the very idea that the president of the United States in 2017 would signal sympathy with that movement, and would do so with a kind of defiant insistence, is more than just a moment,” he said during a recent interview.
The Economist editor in chief Zanny Minton Beddoes said the magazine felt it needed to “do something” to show the importance of what is really happening.
“I decided we really had to do something,” she said from the U.K.
“The KKK hood is a gift in graphic terms. It’s simple, and its menace is instantly recognizable,” The Economist’s Berkeley told HuffPost in an interview.
“It’s been used to great visual effect by many illustrators and cartoonists…I do think that cartoons and illustration can have a strong effect on people’s perception of particular people or events over time ― maybe even more so as the credibility of the printed word is dented…. We live in interesting times…The supply of weapons-grade lunacy in every corner of the globe seems to have ramped up considerably in the past year, which just gives more to push against,” he added.
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