David Plunkert’s “Blowhard”
August 18, 2017, 6:09pm

By  – The New Yorker.

“President Trump’s weak pushback to hate groups—as if he was trying not to alienate them as voters—compelled me to take up my pen,” David Plunkert, the artist behind next week’s issue, said. Plunkert seldom takes on political subject matter, but felt moved to do so in light of Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville. “A picture does a better job showing my thoughts than words do; it can have a light touch on a subject that’s extremely scary.”

  • Françoise Mouly has been the art editor at The New Yorker since 1993.

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