Trump’s Russia connections, as told through cartoons


Since the 2016 election, Ann Telnaes has taken on the connections among President Trump, his associates and Russia in her editorial cartoons and animations.

As Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin prepare to meet July 16, here’s a look at some of her work.

December 2016

The Putin-Trump bromance

February 2017

Michael Flynn’s Russia connection.

March 2017

A nothingburger with Russian dressing.

March 2017

FBI Director James B. Comey testifies that the agency is investigating possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign associates and Russian officials.

April 2017

Conflicts of interest between family members and businesses, ties between members of the administration and Russia, and now the United Arab Emirates-arranged meeting in the Seychelles between the Blackwater founder and a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin — they all have one person in common.

May 2017

Sean Spicer goes silent (on Russia).

July 2017

Donald Trump Jr. confirmed meeting with a Russian lawyer. It’s clear he doesn’t fall far from the tree.

August 2017

The president takes a break from his troubles.

November 2017

Trump never has anything bad to say about Putin.

December 2017

Flynn pleads guilty...

...to lying to the FBI about Russian contacts.

January 2018

Trump insists there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia, so why the attempts to derail the special counsel’s investigation?

February 2018

After special counsel Robert S. Mueller III issues indictments against 13 Russians, Trump goes on another Twitter tirade.

March 2018

There’s a pattern of former campaign and current Trump administration officials with business ties to Russia.

March 2018

Trump’s lethal relationship

April 2018

Trump invites Putin to the White House

July 2018

Trump wants to meet one-on-one with Putin

July 2018

The Trump balloon is fully inflated

July 2018

The Trump performance in Brussels

Ann Telnaes is an editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post.

She won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 2001.