Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Next New Yorker Cover is Too Funny!

In the wake of Monday's presidential debate, on comment on Facebook summed up Donald Trump's sexism and vulgar treatment of women this way:  I find it ironic that an old, ugly, fat white guy, with a horrible comb-over and an orange spray tan, would criticize a woman on her looks?   New Yorker Magazine - which, like most New York based publications that know Trump well, can't stand the man - has found a wonderful way to humiliate Trump with its next magazine cover (the image is above).   How the narcissistic Trump will react is anyone's guess.   Mother Jones looks at the fun satire.  Here are highlights:
The New Yorker this morning gave us a sneak peak at next week's cover, and boy it's a keeper.
A little cursory context if you don't get it: In the closing minutes of Monday's presidential debate, Hillary Clinton called out Donald Trump for his poor treatment of women. Clinton said Trump called 1996 Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado, from Venezuela and now an American citizen, "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeper." (Trump didn't deny the language he used, and in fact doubled down on his attack against the former beauty queen the next day by saying, "She gained a massive amount of weight and it was a real problem.")
The punchline of The New Yorker cover, of course, is classic role reversal: a portly Trump as the pageant winner, struggling to maintain dignity while balancing a tiara and holding back tears on a runway under intense scrutiny.

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