FOR CARTOONISTS who are critical of President Trump, the satire now takes on a new urgency.

In the wake of The Washington Post scoop Monday evening that Trump revealed highly classified information to visiting Russian officials last week — reportedly jeopardizing an insider source of U.S. intelligence about the Islamic State and potentially human lives — the humor about hair or hand size rings irrelevant.

When the stakes spike, so, too, must the pointedness of political cartoons. And when there is crisis, regardless of party, visual commentators owe it to their readers to bring all their sharpest tools to bear. (Code word: “Herblock.”)

Here is how some cartoonists are sizing up the Oval Office right now:

CLAY BENNETT (Chattanooga Times Free Press): 

Clay Bennett/Chattanooga Times Free Press 2017


MIKE LUCKOVICH (Atlanta Journal Constitution):

Mike Luckovich/Atlanta Journal Constitution 2017


PAT BAGLEY (Salt Lake Tribune):

Pat Bagley/Salt Lake Tribune ( 2017

NATE BEELER (Columbus Dispatch):

Nate Beeler/Columbus Dispatch ( 2017

DAVID FITZSIMMONS (Arizona Daily Star):

by David Fitzsimmons / Arizona Daily Star ( 2017

ADAM ZYGLIS (Buffalo News):

by Adam Zyglis / Buffalo News ( 2017

This post has been updated.

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