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Why Is Donald Trump So Hard to Caricature?

The 45th president should be an easy target for political cartoonists, but they’ve struggled to come up with an image that sticks.


SARAH BOXER APRIL 2018 ISSUE CULTURE

In october 2016, Vanity Fair made a video of four of its cartoonists—Edward Sorel, Steve Brodner, Philip Burke, and Robert Risko—drawing Donald Trump. They were clearly enjoying themselves, exploring every aspect of his physique: his “girth,” the fact that “there’s so much of him” (Burke); the hair that is “essentially a beret that is flipped forward on his head” (Risko); the eyes that show “greed, disdain” (Burke); the “marvelously ratlike” nose (Brodner); the mouth that is a “sphincter muscle” (Risko); the “sleazy” look (Sorel); the facial features that resemble “piss holes in the snow” (Brodner).

And now? How have artists and cartoonists been dealing with Trump since he became president? We’ve seen cartoons of the orange potus smooching Vladimir Putin and groping the Statue of Liberty. We’ve seen him drawn (by Barry Blitt in The New Yorker) as a fat-assed golfer driving balls into the White House. We’ve seen him caricatured (by Pat Oliphant for The Nib) as a preening SS officer being heiled by Steve Bannon. We’ve seen him portrayed (by Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News) linking arms with a Confederate and a Nazi. We’ve seen him depicted (by Mike Luckovich of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) as Jabba the Hutt, holding Lady Liberty in chains. We’ve seen him represented (by Matt Wuerker in Politico) as a kook in a straitjacket. We’ve seen him rendered (by Ann Telnaes of The Washington Post) as a red-faced fathead sitting on the toilet while he plots to pull out of the Paris climate accord.

But has any cartoon or drawing really riled Trump’s camp or given comfort to his foes the way Stephen Colbert’s regular pummeling on late-night television and Alec Baldwin’s impressions on Saturday Night Live do? Has any image proved indelible? I can’t think of any. Why is cartooning so tricky in the age of Trump?

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https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/04/donald-trump-caricature/554069/

I don't agree with the thesis but lots of good toons at the link

Jimmy Carter: I would prefer Trump not be impeached

Source: The Hill

Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday that he would prefer that President Trump not be impeached, even if special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation exposes wrongdoing on the part of the president.

Carter told CBS's "Sunday Morning" that he believes that the oversight of Congress and the Supreme Court is enough to adequately check Trump's actions in the White House, and removing the president would likely not be necessary.

"But my own preference would be that he not be impeached, but that he be able to serve out his term, because I think he wants to do a good job," he said. "And I'm willing to help him, if I can help him, and give him the benefit of the doubt."

Carter also said that Mueller should be more forthcoming about the state of his investigation by revealing whether he has evidence that Trump broke the law or not.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/380205-jimmy-carter-i-would-prefer-trump-not-be-impeached

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