The old adage goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. In a week that’s been dominated by headlines of Russian connections to the Trump White House, the newest cover of Time Magazine succinctly wraps up the mood of the moment in one image:
— TIME (@TIME) May 18, 2017
While Trump has appeared on the front cover of Time Magazine previously, this one is decidedly harsher than any of the previous images. Media-savvy as few others are, Trump surely recognizes that this illustration is sure to mobilize his opponents. Commentary on Twitter is already abuzz on the provocative cover:
The new TIME front cover isn’t pulling any punches. pic.twitter.com/ZFjdvQAVWC
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) May 18, 2017
— Jeffrey Luscombe (@JeffreyLuscombe) May 18, 2017
Epic. Time Magazine’s new cover. Donald Trump paints the White House into Putin’s Russia. https://t.co/p3HNhKesck
— The Progressive (@1Progressivism) May 18, 2017
— Wisdom Rocks (@GetWisdomDude) May 18, 2017
— Stefan Simanowitz (@StefSimanowitz) May 18, 2017
You gotta love the latest TIME magazine cover…. White House / Kremlin.
They are morphing into one! pic.twitter.com/DWGrWOFY2C
— Jail Donald Trump (@DTrumpExposed) May 18, 2017
Damn, The Time Magazine just bodied the Trump Administration and Republicanswith this epic cover. Smh. pic.twitter.com/zin601WCnC
— Mr. Weeks (@MrDane1982) May 18, 2017
An interesting detail is that this cover of Time Magazinelacks any text, a testament to the power of this illustration to convey everything that needs to be said.