PRESIDENT-ELECT Donald Trump says he has “nothing to do with Russia” and concedes that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee, all while tossing out the tainted label of “fake news” when referring to rumors of his being compromised by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

It’s been a wild week already in American politics, and the inauguration is still more than a week away.

As we ramp up to the peaceful transition of power that is a hallmark of democracy, cartoonists in the United States and abroad are finding themselves and their pens drawn to rendering judgment upon the Trump and Putin headlines.

Here’s a sampling of how the world’s visual satirists are striking while the controversy is hot.

JOEP BERTRAMS (The Netherlands):

by Bertrams (CagleCartoons.com) 2017
(Joep Bertrams via CagleCartoons.com)

EMAD HAJJAJ (Jordan):

by Hajjaj (CagleCartoons.com) 2017
(Emad Hajjaj via CagleCartoons.com)

NATE BEELER (Columbus Dispatch):

by Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch (CagleCartoons.com) 2017
(Nate Beeler/Columbus Dispatch via CagleCartoons.com)

BOB ENGLEHART (Cagle Cartoons):

by Englehart (CagleCartoons.com) 2017
(Bob Englehart/CagleCartoons.com)

SCHOT (The Netherlands):

by Schot (CagleCartoons.com) 2017
(Schot/De Volkskrant via CagleCartoons.com)

MIKE LUCKOVICH (Atlanta Journal-Constitution):


(Mike Luckovich/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)