POLITICS
09/29/2016 11:57 am ET

This Donald Trump New Yorker Cover Is A Thing Of Beauty

The magazine takes aim at the Republican presidential nominee's treatment of a former Miss Universe.
This cover is a real winner.
Barry Blitt/New Yorker
This cover is a real winner.

Donald Trump is on the front of the New Yorker again, and it isn’t pretty.

The magazine’s Oct. 10 cover by Barry Blitt, entitled “Miss Congeniality,” references Trump’s treatment of the former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, which Hillary Clinton brought up Monday during the first presidential debate.

Speaking with “Fox & Friends” the next morning, the Republican nominee doubled down on his attack of Machado, saying “She was the winner, and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem. We had a real problem with her.”

Clearly, it was a flashpoint.

“Watching the debate, Blitt recognized a significant moment in the Presidential campaign,” a spokeswoman for the magazine said in a statement. “Of all Trump’s dangerous beliefs, Blitt said, his misogyny ‘might just be his Achilles’ heel.’”

Blitt has made Trump one of his favorite subjects. His Feb. 1 cover illustration showed a group of past U.S. presidents in various states of distress watching Trump speak on television. In August, another Blitt cover showed Trump drenched in rain.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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