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New York Magazine portrays Trump as animal in cover photo

NEW YORK: In what is being seen as a harsh swipe at US President Donald Trump, the New York Magazine photoshopped its cover photo to make Trump look like a pig!

The April 2 issue of the magazine features a close-up photo of Trump with a pig’s snout replacing his nose.  “Not Collusion… Not Incompetence… Not Cruelty… It’s the Corruption, Stupid,” the headline reads. “Why His Self-Dealing is His Biggest Political Liability.”

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The cover story, “Corruption, Not Russia, Is Trump’s Greatest Political Liability,” hits Trump for what it claims is “corruption” and “greed” in nearly all aspects of his presidency, from his political appointees to his decision to let his sons take over his business after he took office.

“Since Trump took office, his pledge to ignore his own interests has been almost forgotten, lost in a disorienting hurricane of endless news,” New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait writes. “It is not just a morbid joke but a legitimate problem for the opposition that all the bad news about Trump keeps getting obscured by other bad news about Trump.”

Trump has been the target of unflattering magazine covers before, including Time Magazine’s depiction of his hair on fire, and Der Spiegel’s portrayal of Trump as a “devolved man.”

The article comes amid a staff shakeup among some of Trump’s top officials, and mounting scrutiny over his and his son-in-law Jared Kushner’s foreign business dealings.

 

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