The New Yorker Cartoon Editor Goes Full Donald With Trump-Only Issue
When CNBC correspondent John Harwood asked Donald Trump — the leading Republican presidential candidate — if he was running a “comic book campaign,” the question did not go over well. That moment from an October debate was repeated again and again as an example of the media’s bias and flippant thinking. But for Bob Mankoff, the idea of a “comic book campaign” is serious business. As the cartoon editor of The New Yorker, Mankoff’s everyday job is to poke holes in the presidential race and for the magazine, Donald Trump is ripe for parody.
Its issue last week featured only Trump cartoons, making light of “small hands” and attacking Trump’s confident style. Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Mankoff about why the magazine chose Trump, his thoughts on offending conservatives and if readers can expect future issues focused on other candidates.
Here are a few cartoons from last week’s issue:
View the rest of The New Yorker’s Trump cartoons here.
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