New Yorker cover takes aim at Trump

Entitled, ‘Liberty’s Flameout’ the illustration focuses on President Trump’s executive order on immigration

New Yorker cover takes aim at Trump

Detail of ‘Liberty’s Flameout’ by John W. Tomac, The New Yorker front cover Feb 13th and 20th, 2017. Image: The New Yorker

The latest front-cover of long-running American publication The New Yorker has delivered a bleak view of the first few weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency.

The latest issue marks the magazine’s 92nd anniversary - however there is nothing festive about the editor’s response to President Trump’s opening weeks in power.

The Feb 13th - 20th edition features the Statue of Liberty’s famous torch snuffed out against a darkened background.

‘Liberty’s Flameout’ by John W. Tomac, The New Yorker front cover Feb 13th and 20th, 2017. Image: The New Yorker.

The magazine has long been critical of the new US President and its editor David Remnick has made no secret of his distaste for the Trump administration’s policies.

Entitled, ‘Liberty’s Flameout’ the illustration by artist John W. Tomac takes particular issue with President Trump’s executive order on immigration, targeting citizens of seven Muslim majority nations.

“It used to be that the Statue of Liberty - and her shining torch - was the vision that welcomed new immigrants and, at the same time, it was the symbol of American values,” said Mr Tomac. “Now it seems that we are turning off the light.”

The magazine said that under normal circumstances the anniversary cover would have featured the New Yorker’s famous monocled dandy Eustace Tilley.