New York Magazine is taking a harsh swipe at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump dined with Hannity at Mar-a-Lago: report FEC filings show Trump campaign regularly used Amazon for supplies US, South Korea kick off joint military exercises after hiatus MORE with its new cover depicting the president as 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.”
New cover of @NYMag
Cover story by @jonathanchait: https://t.co/xFhlgA6M0x pic.twitter.com/3PcXI0Izue
– Yashar Ali (@yashar) April 2, 2018
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.”
“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.”
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 KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump: Both Easter and Passover ‘remind us that God redeems the world’ US-trained Palestinian security forces now key to peace Jim Carrey rips Trump with ‘early’ submission for official portrait MORE ‘s foreign business dealings.
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.”