Tuesday’s cover of The New York Daily News depicts President Trump shooting Uncle Sam in the head after his jaw-dropping summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The cover of Trump’s hometown newspaper shows the president holding the hand of a shirtless Putin while holding shooting the classic symbol of American democracy on 5th Avenue in New York, a nod to Trump’s infamous 2016 claim that he could shoot someone “in the middle of 5th Avenue” and not lose support.
“I have the most loyal people, did you ever see that? I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot people and I wouldn’t lose voters,” he said during a campaign event.
It’s almost impossible to miss the cartoon and the cover of the Daily News as it spreads across the information multimedia formats. What is possible to miss is Bill Bramhall’s name. From what I’ve seen maybe 1 in 10 identify the cartoonist who created the image.
But I do enjoy seeing Bill’s cartoon on the newspaper’s front page. It takes me back to the days of my youth when Walt McDougall was a regular front page feature (above the fold) on Joseph Pulitzer’s The World.