New York Magazine just took one of the harshest jabs that any American president has ever taken. They put a close up of Trump’s face on the April 2nd cover with a pig’s snout instead of 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 focuses on what they claim is “corruption” and “greed” in almost all the aspects of Trump’s presidency. They look at 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,” Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine 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.”
“Not only has Trump made no effort to raise ethical standards but he and his administration have flamboyantly violated the existing guidelines,” Chait writes. “Lobbyists are seeded in every agency, ‘regulating’ their former employers and designing rules that favor bosses over employees and business owners over consumers.”
This cover slam against the president is not the first. Time Magazine put on their cover a picture of Trump with his hair on fire, and Der Spiegel released a cover of Trump as a “devolved man.” But New York Magazine’s cover seems to have gone even further.
The article comes in the wake of another 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.