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The New Yorker’s new cover burns Trump, United Airlines in one go

Too soon?


Nidia Cavazos


Posted on May 11, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 2:41 pm CDT

President Donald Trump, James Comey, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are aboard a United plane. Can you guess which of the three gets dragged off?

Comey, the recently fired FBI director, is the victim. It’s all illustrated in the New Yorker’s latest May cover.

Even the artist, Barry Blitt, says the double zinger is “probably a bit of a leap.” But that didn’t stop him.

“James Comey is 6’8”, he probably would have been happy to give up his seat in a cramped cabin,” Blitt told the New Yorker.

The magazine art comes after the firing of Comey by the Trump administration on Tuesday, and amid a jaw-dropping political circus this week.

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*First Published: May 11, 2017, 7:35 pm CDT