ON THURSDAY, The Washington Post reported that President Trump, in discussing immigration and the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA, decried protections for immigrants from what he called such “shithole” countries as Haiti, El Salvador and African nations.
By Friday, freelance artist Anthony Russo had turned around, in creative response, the latest New Yorker cover, titled “In the Hole.”
The art tellingly does not show Trump’s face, instead letting the reader visually infer the president’s presence from the buttercream-colored comb-forward hairstyle peeping out of the dark hole.
Trump has been a frequent “cover boy” for The New Yorker since his inauguration.
After the tragic Charlottesville protests last summer, The New Yorker’s cover titled “Blowhard,” by David Plunkert, depicted Trump as a figure of open hatred.
“We can’t let the images be too timid,” art editor Françoise Mouly told The Post’s Comic Riffs at that time. “When the president of the United States equivocates on matters of hate and xenophobia, artists should not.”