Bill Bramhall is an editorial cartoonist at the New York Daily News who’s cartoons and caricatures are nationally celebrated. Bramhall’s recent cartoon of Donald Trump, however, is drawing national attention to the mainstream media’s perceptions of Donald Trump and they’re less than complimentary.
On Monday, The New York Daily News’ editorial piece on Donald Trump titled, “Donald Trump: A National Disgrace” featured Bramhall’s depiction of Trump. The title changes when the website’s page is opened and another title is present which reads, “Donald Trump: Shame of a Nation.”
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Bramhall’s cartoon depicts Trump as an ISIS-like sword wielding terrorist. Trump is holding the severed head of Lady Liberty in his hand. The headless body of Lady Liberty is lying beneath his feet as Trump’s comb-over hairdo is waiving in the wind. Below the cartoon, the caption reads:
Donald Trump is the underbelly of the First Amendment. His call on Monday — while running for the presidency — to bar all Muslims from entering the United States, including citizens living abroad, was a searing humiliation for a country uniquely founded on the highest principles of fairness, human dignity and the free exercise of religion. A creature of ego, overweening ambition, barstool intellect and vision that extends no further than the mirror, Trump, the inquisitor, made a lie of America’s exceptionalism. Never could he take the oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution without committing perjury.
Western Journalism reported that Trump called the plan temporary, necessary, and that a very serious problem exists with security in the United States.
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