Newsweek's newest cover may look like a fake cover meant to poke fun at Donald Trump, but we assure you it's very real. Apparently, we aren't the only ones who were surprised by the brazen artwork.
The magazine dubs Trump "Lazy Boy" and the art shows him seated in a recliner with a lap full of Cheetos. His phone rests on his thigh, lit up as if he were in the middle of using it. Trump is depicted holding a remote control and a can of Diet Coke, with a McDonald's bag tucked under his elbow. Trash can be seen in the lower right. Written at Donald's feet is the following:
"Donald Trump is bored and tired. Imagine how bad he'd feel if he did any work."
Twitter, as expected, rushed to share their opinions.
Newsweek has no more damns left to give about trump. 😂😂😂— Tall Black Girl (@TallGirl6262) August 4, 2017
Trina has a prediction.
He will attack them and call them a failed magazine in 5...4...3...2....— Trina🌺 (@RedVinoPlease) August 4, 2017
Political commentator Ana Navarro referenced Trump's habit of framing and hanging magazine covers that mention him.
Newsweek's ribbing didn't stop at the cover itself. They shared a tweet promoting the cover story - a tweet in which they referred to Trump as "America's boy king."
Check that fancy GIF action.
The shadiest shade.
The cover has Gina worried.
I like it but I hope it doesn't goad 45 into actually attempting to do something.— GinaMH (@gmhtalk1) August 4, 2017
Of course, lots of people were displeased with the cover.
This person tweeted about it and included a cover of her own.
People have predicted that Trump will call Newsweek "fake news" when he sees the cover (he's on vacation right now) but they don't have to wait that long.
His supporters are already doing it.
Even people who don't like Trump are questioning whether the cover may have gone too far.
This is legit? Ok, so 45 disgusts me in EVERY possible way...I wonder if this helps or hurts us as a nation. We're already a laughing stock— ChiTownTweeter (@jbe054) August 4, 2017
But for others, the savagery is what they love most about it.
One day, I hope to attain such levels of savagery. Until then, I remain but a student on a journey.— Internet Dad 📎 (@sordideuphemism) August 4, 2017
Share your thoughts: do you think the cover went too far or are you loving it as-is?