New Yorker magazine takes aim at Donald Trump with latest cover

Artist Barry Blitt says his misogyny "might just be his Achilles' heel"

New Yorker magazine takes aim at Donald Trump with latest cover

Image: The New Yorker/Barry Blitt

A US weekly magazine is painting - literally - an unflattering picture of US presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The New Yorker magazine has criticised his treatment of the former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado - the first person to win after Mr Trump bought the pageant.

The cover shows Mr Trump walking down a runway in a swimsuit, holding a tiara on his head with one hand and flowers in the other.

He is also drawn crying, with mascara running down his cheeks.

"She was the worst we ever had, the worst, the absolute worst, she was impossible," Mr Trump told Fox News the morning after his debate with rival Hillary Clinton.

He was defending his treatment of Ms Machado, whom he apparently called 'Miss Piggy' when she gained weight after the pageant.

She also claims he called her 'Miss Housekeeping', in apparent reference to her heritage.

"He'd tell me 'you look ugly', or 'you look fat'", she says in an advert for Mrs Clinton.

"Sometimes he'd "play" with me and say 'hello Miss Piggy. hello, Miss Housekeeping'".

She also claims she should have earned 10% of all the commercials and work she did - but says she was never paid.

Watching the first debate between the two candidates, artist Barry Blitt says he recognised a significant moment in the presidential campaign.

Of all Trump's dangerous beliefs, Blitt said, his misogyny "might just be his Achilles' heel."

Image: The New Yorker/Barry Blitt