The New Yorker Cover: Donald Trump Powering a KKK Sailboat!

Dear Commons Community,

Next week’s edition of The New Yorker will feature the image above of Donald Trump blowing the sail of a boat with a KKK hood likeness.  As described by the artist, David Plunkert, the image is his “response to President Trump’s weak pushback to hate groups—as if he was trying not to alienate them as voters— that compelled me to take up my pen.”

Plunkert seldom takes on political subject matter, but felt moved to do so in light of Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville. “A picture does a better job showing my thoughts than words do; it can have a light touch on a subject that’s extremely scary.”

Well-done, Mr. Plunkert!


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