Flattened President Trump Graces New Cover Of The New Yorker

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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The New Yorker revealed its newest cover art on Thursday morning, a cartoon titled “Thumbs-Up” by Barry Blitt.

The image shows President Trump face down after apparently falling on the escalator at his own Trump Tower. In spite of the fact that he has clearly face-planted, the president is still shown giving the “thumbs up” sign with his right hand.

The image was meant to make the point that the president’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin was a flop — and that Trump continues to claim that it went well in spite of what Blitt believed was the obvious failure.

Blitt also did cover art for The New Yorker just after Trump announced his intention to seek the Republican presidential nomination, painting him as a disruptive child belly-flopping into a pool full of established figures.