Donald Trump

Boris Baby


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Boris Johnson is the new prime minister of the United Kingdom and not the “United Kingston” as Ivanka Trump tweeted. The Princess of Nepotism underscores just how much we have in common with our greatest ally, and that is stupid, narcissistic, racist leadership that may destroy our countries.

And the two leaders, Trump and Johnson, have a lot in common. They were both born in New York City and wear bleached dead wombats on their heads. They’re both liars, Boris lost a newspaper job for plagiarism and even lied about Brexit which helped lead to its passing. Trump lied about Brexit too, claiming he stood in Scotland the day before Brexit predicting it would pass, but the fact is, he was in Scotland the day AFTER Brexit passed, predicting it would cause the collapse of the European Union, something he and Vladimir Putin would rejoice over.

As The Guardian compares them, “Both are loudmouthed man-children, with a history of adultery and other scandals, whose professional success is a combination of immense privilege, unscrupulous opportunism, and relentless self-promotion, all happily promoted by a complicit environment.”

Both are bigots. Just last week, Trump told black women to “Go back to where you came from.” In the past, Boris has referred to Africans as “pickaninnies” with “watermelon smiles,” to writing in a column for The Daily Telegraph that Muslim women wearing burqas look like “mailboxes,” “bank robbers” and “letter bombers.” He’s referred to gay men as “tank-topped bumboys” and female Labor MPs as “hot totties.”

Another thing they have in common is that they were both put into office by a minority of the population. Boris actually has a smaller mandate than Trump, who won roughly 46% of the popular vote, coming in behind Hillary Clinton by nearly three million votes. Boris was chosen by the membership of the Conservative party, which accounts for roughly 0.2% of the British population. Boris’ electorate is actually older and whiter than Trump’s. Both men will refuse to be leaders of their entire nations and will cater to just their base, which is racist white people.

Trump ran for president promising to build a wall on the southern border and Mexico would pay for it. Boris lied with a xenophobic strategy as well during the Brexit campaign, claiming Turkey would join the European Union and become a back door for Syrian refugees to enter the UK. Then, he promised to build a wall on the French border and make Syria pay for it (I made that part up).

Both men are prone to attack the physical appearances of others despite the way they look. Trump insulted then-presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s face, called Rosie O’Donnell “fat” and “ugly,” and even called a winner of his Miss Universe pageant “Miss Piggy,” despite the fact he looks like a rancid muppet. Boris once said that Vladimir Putin looked like Dobby, the house elf from Harry Potter.

It’s interesting that within another similarity, you find that one difference. Neither man would be in the top office of their respective nations today without an assist from Putin, yet Johnson will criticize Putin while Trump only lavishes worship and praise on the Russian strongman.

When Putin said, “The liberal idea had outlived its purpose,” and “the liberal idea has become obsolete.” Boris said history would prove Putin wrong. Trump, being unable to comprehend that Putin was attacking western democracies and not his Democratic Party rivals and liberals in California, rejoiced in Putin’s statement and added that Putin “congratulated” him as “every other leader of every other country” had done.

OK, that’s another difference. Boris can read and comprehend.

Before the Brexit vote, the Russian government was interfering by promoting false information on social media with Twitter bots and Russian troll farms in a similar manner in which they meddled in the U.S. presidential election in favor of Donald Trump. Cambridge Analytica aided both campaigns and may have coordinated with Russia to spread their propaganda.

If there was no Russian meddling, Trump wouldn’t be in the White House and Boris wouldn’t be moving into 10 Downing Street today. Right now, Putin must be happy despite looking a lot like Dobby.

These two babies belong to Putin but its the rest of us who will have to clean up their mess.

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Junior Birther


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Donald Trump is a racist and people who deny that are probably racists themselves.

Trump’s cultists are always asking while never listening to the answers; What makes you think Donald Trump is a racist? For the benefit of those idiots, here we go.

Donald Trump discriminated against black tenants and was sued by Nixon’s Justice Department for refusing to rent to black tenants in 1973. He lied to black tenants about apartments being unavailable. He is old school racist. Part of Trump’s defense of this was that the government was trying to get him to rent to welfare recipients. There’s no better defense of being a racist than a racist defense. Racist, racist, racist.

A former employee of one of Trump’s casinos, before he bankrupted them because he’s a shitty businessman, claims that during the 1980s, whenever Trump and wife number two Ivana came to the casino, that the bosses would “order all black people off the floor” and make them hide in the back…but not in any apartments he was trying to rent.

In 1989, four black teenagers and one Latino teenager, the “Central Park Five,” were accused of attacking and raping a jogger in New York City. Trump ran ads in local papers demanding, “BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY. BRING BACK OUR POLICE.” After they spent seven to 13 years in prison, the convictions were vacated based on DNA evidence clearing them and the city paid $41 million in settlement to the teens. In 2016, Trump said he still believes they’re guilty. I don’t care what the Mueller Report says, I still think he committed treason with Russia.

In 1991, the president of Trump Plaza Casino in Atlantic City (which is bankrupt now because Donald Trump is a shitty businessman. Did I already mention that?), John O’Donnell, quoted Trump’s criticism of a black accountant. He claims Trump said, “black counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. Laziness is a trait in blacks.” Trump denied ever saying it but in an interview with Playboy in 1997 said, “the stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true.” You know, about his comments before he bankrupted his casinos because he’s a shitty businessman.

In congressional testimony in 1993, Trump said some Native American reservations operating casinos shouldn’t be allowed because “they don’t look like Indians to me.” In 2000, he ran a series of ads claiming a tribe had a “record of criminal activity that is well documented.”  He’s a racist who projects. He didn’t want competition for his casinos because it was bad enough he was a shitty businessman on his way to bankrupting those casinos.

In 2005, Trump pitched to NBC The Apprentice: White People vs. Black People. He’s using the same concept today in politics.

He opposed the “Ground Zero Mosque” in 2010. He told David Letterman, “Somebody’s blowing us up.” But, nobody had to blow up Trump’s casinos because he bankrupted them because he’s a shitty businessman.

He launched his presidential campaign calling Mexican immigrants “rapists and murderers.” He said, “they’re bringing crime and they’re bringing drugs.” He made that announcement at Trump Tower instead of one of his casinos because he bankrupted them because he’s a shitty businessman. Was that one too many? Overkill? I’ll stop now. Promise.

He called for a ban on all Muslims. This was before he targeted specific nations. He started with “all Muslims.” He also called for surveillance on all mosques in this country.

He said a judge wasn’t qualified to oversee the Trump University lawsuit because of his Mexican heritage and membership in a Latino lawyers association. Paul Ryan, who later endorsed Trump and became his butt boy said that’s “the textbook definition of a racist comment.” Of course, that Trump University is now defunct because it was a scam and Donald Trump is a shitty businessman (What? It wasn’t a casino).

He tweeted a picture of Hillary Clinton with a pile of money and a Star of David.

He’s repeatedly called Senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas.”

He’s carried on attacks against black NFL players for protesting police violence and racism. Trump once tried to purchase an NFL team but they wouldn’t let him in the club because he’s a con artist and a shitty…OK.

He said people who came to the U.S. “all have AIDS.” He said people from Nigeria would “never go back to those huts” once they saw America. He referred to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.”

Who can forget that Trump defended the Nazis who marched in Charlottesville chanting “Jews will not replace us” and “blood and soil” and also killed a woman?

And then there’s birtherism. Trump was perhaps the biggest advocate for the conspiracy theory that Obama was not born in the United States. He even claimed he sent investigators to Hawaii to look into Obama’s birth certificate. He even argued that Obama wasn’t a good enough student to have gotten into Columbia or Harvard Law School. But, Obama never once bankrupted a casino because he’s a shitty businessman (You knew it was coming).

Donald Trump is a racist. He’s also spawned a racist and he couldn’t have picked a better name for his racist spawn than Donald Trump Jr. Bernie Sanders tweeted, “Trump Jr. is a racist too.  Shocker.”

Last week, racists picked up the birther mantle and started using it against California Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris. The senator’s father is from Jamaica and her mother is from India. Harris identifies as black. If you look at her, you too would probably describe her as black.

Some critics on social media claim she’s unfairly portraying herself as African American. Others have taken it further and claimed she’s not black enough and not even an American.

One racist goober tweeted that she’s not “an American black.” Guess which high-profile racist retweeted that? Yup. Trump Jr. picked up his daddy’s racist birther campaign and added to the tweet, “Is this true? Wow.” Yeah, wow what a racist. He later deleted the tweet, most likely because it reveals he’s a racist.

First off, “is this true?” How in any way can it be “true” that she’s not a black American? She’s black, right? She’s an American, right? Yes and yes. Second, why take issue with her describing herself as “African” American or simply just a “black” American? If this makes a difference to you, you’re probably a racist. By the way, your dad paints himself orange.

Some of these idiots are even referring to her as an “anchor baby” because she was born to immigrants, in California, by the way. If that’s the case, wouldn’t Donald Trump Sr. also be an anchor baby since his mom was an immigrant and his father was born in Germany (he wasn’t actually born in Germany but the irony of Trump lying about that is so rich)? Maybe someone should ask Trumpy Jr. where his grandfather was born. By the way, Grandpappy Fred was also a racist. He was so racist that Woodie Guthrie wrote a song about this. It goes like this, “This land is your land, this land is our land, Fred Trump is a racist, he doesn’t want black people on this land.” It was a hit.

I’m waiting for them to accuse Harris of being born in Uganda. Maybe they’ll confuse Senator Kamala Harris with that old wrestler from back in the 80s/90s, Kamala the Ugandan Giant, except he was actually born in Mississippi (I found that out when I met him at a photo op at an elementary school in Mississippi back in the 90s. Nice guy. He never bankrupted any casinos).

Black, African American, or Jamaican-Indian American, whatever…Kamala Harris is an American. She’s just as much of an American as I am (born in Texas, thank you), Donald Trump Sr. and Donald Trump Jr. Cory Booker tweeted, “Kamala Harris doesn’t have shit to prove.”

He’s right. Senator Harris does not have shit to prove to Trump, Don Jr., the assorted birther racists on social media, to you or to me. But Donald Trump and dumbfuck Jr, they need to prove they’re not racists.

To convince me they’re not racists, I’m going to need to see a certificate.

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Soc It To Him


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Megan Rapinoe is a badass soccer player. She scored both goals for the U.S. in their 2-1 win over Spain on Monday in the Women’s World Cup. She’s scored 47 goals in 156 games. She’s also a badass because she’s not taking anything from Donald Trump.

Rapinoe is an outspoken supporter of L.G.B.T.Q. rights. In 2016, she became one of the few white athletes to join Colin Kaepernick and others in protesting against racism and police violence by kneeling during the national anthem at sporting events. She’s also a party to her team’s gender discrimination lawsuit against U.S. Soccer.

When asked if women soccer players should make the equivalent as their male counterparts or more, Trump talked about how the issue should be studied but he felt the men make more money and draw a greater attendance for their games. As usual, he’s wrong. It has been studied. The women draw more fans and make more money for U.S. Soccer than the men. Case closed. Pay them equally. This is something Donald Trump can’t come out and support because he’s Donald Trump.

When asked if she would accept an invite to the White House if her team wins the World Cup, Rapinoe said, “I’m not going to the fucking White House.” This upset Trump who said she should wait for them to win before declining, despite the fact she was asked the question. Then, Trump went on a Twitter tirade against Rapinoe, who has been joined by a few teammates in refusing to visit the White House. Trump also decided to go after the NBA for their teams not visiting the White House. Ya’ know, Big Macs and racist sexual offenders just aren’t that popular with some people.

Rapinoe has called Trump “sexist,” “misogynistic,” “small-minded,” “racist,” and “not a good person.”

He’s not a good person. Good people aren’t rapists or sexual attackers. Columnist E. Jean Carroll has joined the long list of women who have accused Trump of sexually attacking them. Carroll’s accusations extend from an uninvited groping, which Trump has boasted about doing to women, to actual rape.

Trump’s first defense was that they never met, despite more than one photo surfacing of them together. Later, his defense was, “She’s not my type.” Oh, really? So, what type of women do you prefer to rape? Must they remind you of your daughter?

Donald Trump is an idiot and he’s too stupid to defend himself.

Over 20 women have accused Trump, who says “they let you do it if you’re famous,” and “grab them by the pussy,” of sexually attacking them. Trump has denied each one while going after Democrats who have been accused of lesser offenses. Trump defends Republicans who have similar accusations with, “well, he denied it.”

What sort of nation have we become, and how desensitized are we, that an accusation of rape against the president of the United States has a lot of us going, “eh, heard it before?” How can you believe a man after over 20 women have accused him?

Trevor Noah brilliantly points out that if someone accuses you of pooping in your sink, you have some credibility in denying it. But, if 25 people say you pooped in your sink on separate occasions, he’s going to believe you poop in your sink. I think that was his analogy. Donald Trump is pooping all over America.

For those women who have accused Trump, he’s not their type, despite him being rich and famous. Even if she weren’t gay, I’m sure Trump would not be Rapinoe’s type. And for that matter, he’s not America’s type. He’s Putin’s and racist America’s type.

Hopefully, in November 2020, we elect someone who is more our type, and not a raping sink pooper.

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Cocked And Loaded


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Here’s your weekly cartoon for CNN’s weekly newsletter, Provoke/Persuade. Please sign up to get these in your inbox every Sunday for the rest of your life.

If you’re a Trump supporter, you can’t have it both ways. Oh, you’ll try but can’t. Cultists, where did Trump make the wrong call? Where did he mess up? You can’t say he did the right thing by ordering a strike and that he also did the right thing by calling it off.

Over the past few days, I’ve seen and heard the cultists give mad props to Trump for “exercising restraint.” Hey, congratulations, Mr. President for not going off  “half-cocked” after being all “cocked and loaded.”

By law, the president must be informed of all aspects before a military strike if he’s to do it without approval from Congress. Trump did not have approval from Congress. So, why would he order an air strike before he had the number of potential casualties on his desk? Trump claims he was told only after he asked, and only after he had already ordered the attack. He later changed his story about the planes being in the air at the time he called off the attack. Either Trump is lying or Trump is lying.

Out of the many, many, many reasons why Donald Trump should not be president, this may be the best argument for his removal, or at least not voting for him in 2020.

This was a crisis of Trump’s creation. He pulled out of the Iran Nuclear Deal without a replacement. Now, he plans to initiate sanctions for…wait for it…pulling out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. This is why our allies no longer trust or respect us. Well, one of the reasons.

Trump has surrounded himself with war hawks like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and John Bolton. These are two men who are perfectly willing to sacrifice your children with thousands of Iranian children and throw the Middle East in total Earth-shattering chaos for their dogma. And, now it’s come out that he took war counseling advice from Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. Before he became president, Trump warned us that President Obama would start a war with Iran to help his re-election. Maybe Trump thought it was a good idea. But, Obama never started that war nor did he ever seek counseling on it from TV show hosts.

Finally, Donald Trump doesn’t have the fortitude for making life-and-death decisions. At some point, he may order a strike just to prove he is tough. If anything, after throwing threat after threat at Iran, he walked out this weekend looking like a wimp.

Trump was right that an airstrike killing 150 people would not be a proportionate response to the downing of a drone, even a very expensive drone, which Trump has reminded us several times was “unmanned.” But he shouldn’t have ordered the strike in the first place. He shouldn’t have put us into a crisis with Iran that would lead them to shoot down a drone or attack oil tankers. No, Iran is not an innocent victim in this situation, but that puts more responsibility on Donald Trump to be the responsible adult. Unfortunately, Donald Trump isn’t even an adult less enough responsible.

A president must be able to comprehend as well. When talking about the strike and responding instead with sanctions, he brought up how Iran can’t be allowed to have a nuclear weapon, which has nothing to do with this crisis. That’s a separate issue…kinda like immigration and tariffs.

Trump chickened out of a fight he shouldn’t have started in the first place. Donald Trump is a poodle. He’s all bark and no bite and someone else is wagging his tail.

Creative notes and roughs: We set a record this week for the numbers of roughs drawn. Before we even started the conversation, I had eight ideas ready to go. I thought for certain that one of them would be chosen. Then, breaking news changed our direction and it was obvious we had to do something on Iran. After several more ideas, my editor expressed that he really wanted to play with the term “cocked and loaded.” While that gave me a direction to work with, it was kind of a small window to stay in. He even wrote an idea I didn’t understand and while on the phone, he realized it didn’t work.

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Then I sent him the above cartoon, which I wasn’t in love with. He liked the direction and suggested using the term “half-cocked.” I felt it needed tweaking. So, I sent…

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This, and then I sent…

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this.

We talked about which of the two versions worked better, one jet or jet. After getting another opinion from another CNN editor I’ve worked with, we decided to go with the one jet.

By the time we were done, I had given CNN 25 ideas. TWENTY FIVE. I told them it’s not as easy as I make it look.

I am having a great time working for them. After this cartoon was done, my editor called me about next week’s newsletter and cartoon because he already has the direction we’re going in. We’re going to have a very busy couple of days this coming week but I don’t think I’ll have to draw 25 roughs. I’ll be very happy if that record stands for a long time.

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Descent 2020


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Donald Trump kicked off his re-election campaign tonight in Orlando, Florida.

In 2016, he kicked off his campaign by riding down an escalator in Trump Tower then delivering a speech railing about Mexicans. Tonight, his speech consisted of hate, fear, and lies. Nothing has changed from 2016. All that’s missing was the escalator.

There are 500 days until election day. What we have to look forward to is 500 days of Trump bullshit, but we’ve already had that for over two years.

Personally, I really don’t like drawing poop, feces, crap, shit. But I’ve gotten used to it, because since he announced in 2015, I’ve been drawing Donald Trump. I’m used to drawing shit.

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A Sinking Argument


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In 1898, the USS Maine was sunk in Havana Harbor (if you’re a conservative, Havana is in Cuba). It was sunk in February of that year. By April, we were at war with Spain. At that time, Spain was a world power whose strength was dwindling. But, they still held territories from their days of conquest. When the war was over, Spanish Empire was no more and the United States was a world power taking possession of Cuba, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. The war only lasted ten weeks and none of the fighting was in the U.S. or Spain.

The sinking of the Maine was a contributing factor for the U.S. to go to war with Spain. The public wasn’t enthusiastic about war until the Maine was sunk. Newspapers at the time, operating with less journalistic integrity than they do now, published on front pages the rallying cry, “Remember the Maine! To Hell with Spain!” And to this day, we don’t know what sunk the ship. But quite frankly, wouldn’t Spain had rather sunk a ship that didn’t rhyme with “Spain?”

There has never been any proof the Spaniards sunk The Maine. In 1974, a U.S. naval investigation agreed with the theory that the sinking happened because the ship’s magazines had been ignited by a spontaneous fire in a coal bunker. Spain never even got a “my bad.”

In 1915 during World War I (which nobody was calling “World War I” at the time), the ocean liner Lusitania was sunk by Germany off the coast of Ireland. Germany was waging submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had initiated a naval blockade of Germany. Propaganda was spread by both sides, but the tide of public opinion internationally went against Germany, which was easy because they’re German. While the ship was carrying civilian passengers, including many Americans, Germany argued that it was also carrying ammunition for the war. The sinking helped instigate America’s entry into World War I (in case you’re a Trump cultist, we entered on the side of the British, not the Germans), which before had been very unpopular in the U.S. Most Americans couldn’t see how the fight in Europe was any business of the United States. Most historians still can’t find any genuine reason for the U.S. to have been in World War I.

The UK denied that the ship carried ammunition but decades later, issued a warning to divers stating the equivalent of, “hey, be careful. There are ammunitions down there.”

In 1964, the U.S. Navy and North Vietnamese Navy had one or two skirmishes in the Gulf of Tonkin. One or two? Yes, because to this day, we’re not sure. But whatever happened in the Gulf led the U.S. to become way more involved in the Vietnam War.

Three North Vietnamese torpedo boats attacked the destroyer, USS Maddox. Four North Vietnamese sailors were killed, six wounded, with damages to each torpedo boat. One American aircraft was damaged and a single bullet hole was discovered in the ship. The U.S. later claimed there was a second attack but the only evidence found have been ghost radar images. The U.S. Navy described ghost images as a naval battle.

What happened next was Congress giving President Lyndon Johnson authority to assist any Southeast Asian nation who was being threatened by communist aggression. Lyndon later used this to justify escalating the war. Full details of the Tonkin incident were kept from the public and later, many involved claimed the Maddox was used to instigate North Vietnam to attack it in order to justify the U.S. going to war.

In 2003, the U.S. led an international coalition in an invasion of Iraq based on the lie that they had weapons of mass destruction and a nuclear program. In case you’re a Republican, No. They did not have weapons of mass destruction and their nuclear program was about as advanced as my microwave oven. I have to state that because people like John Bolton, our current National Security Adviser, still argues the case for invading Iraq.

There were also lies that Iraq was involved in 9/11 with a majority of Americans holding that belief. What was ignored by American politicians and the public was that Iraq never attacked the United States.

Ultimately, over 4,000 American soldiers were killed with an estimated 100,000 plus Iraqi civilian deaths. We overthrew Saddam Hussein and Iraq became a “democracy.” Iraq also became a nation full of insurgents. And even though the Iraqi Army was demolished, the government destroyed, and George W. Bush declaring “mission accomplished,” the war continued for nearly nine years. We created a power vacuum in Iraq and created ISIS. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney made a terrorist rock star out of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Are you ready to do it again?

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Trumpy World


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Here’s your weekly cartoon for CNN’s weekly newsletter, Provoke/Persuade. Please sign up to get these in your inbox every Sunday for the rest of your life.

I submitted several sketches to CNN this week, then the editor came up with “cast changes for the next season of Trump World.” I thought I’d see what I could do with it. And, he liked it. I wasn’t even sure I could do anything with it as he’s thrown out concepts before I couldn’t do much with at all.

After it was done, they asked me on Friday night to make a few changes. Unfortunately, I wasn’t home. It was 9:00 PM when he sent the email which I didn’t notice. At 10:00 PM, he texted. I worked on a bit later that evening and in the morning we talked on the phone over the changes. Basically, they were afraid I went to town on making the women ugly. Even Amanda thought I could tone it down a little.

So, if you think they’re not very attractive in this version then you should have seen the other one.

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