The cartoonists have been working overtime ever since Trump took the Oath of Office (an oath he never understood nor intended to keep) on 20 January 2017. I have to hand it to them, they do one heck of a job! I wish I had their talent. Let’s take a look at a few of this week’s toons.
With the Global Climate Strike yesterday, and the United Nations’ Youth Climate Summit today, and the UN Climate Action Summit on Monday, needless to say climate change is on everyone’s mind this week. The U.S., specifically Donald Trump, is working hard to add fuel to the fires of the global climate crisis by rolling back environmental regulations, trashing the Clean Water Act, and attempting to forbid states from enacting their own, stricter emissions standards. To add insult to injury, while world leaders from around the globe travel to New York for the UN Summit on Monday, Trump has announced that he will be too busy at some religious conference to attend the Climate Summit. So it is only right and proper that the cartoonists have made the U.S. and Trump the brunt of their humour.
It’s been just three weeks since the last mass shooting in the U.S., and the subject of gun regulations is never far from most of our minds. We the People (at least the sane majority of us) have been calling for gun legislation for … forever, I think. Expanded background checks and a ban on assault weapons is a good place to start, but when you mention either of those, the gun nuts in this country go so crazy that you’d think we were asking them to give up their wife and kids. Well, actually I think some of them would give up their wife and kids with less argument than they would give up their guns!
Ol’ Brett Kavanaugh, the only person I’ve ever seen who can make even uglier facial expressions than Donald Trump, is back in the news this week, as a new book, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigaton, by two New York Times reporters, Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, was released on Tuesday. The two reporters covered Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and they say that the “foundational mission” of the book was not just to learn more about the allegations against Kavanaugh but to get “a much better context for who he was as a person and what his educational years and career were like, and who is the man who has been portrayed in these two starkly polarized ways.” I haven’t read it, and am not sure that I can stomach reading an entire book about such a horrible excuse for a human.
Recently, Ivanka was asked what she had gotten from her parents, and she said that from her father she got her moral compass! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
You’ll remember Trump’s juvenile antics, re-drawing the path of Hurricane Dorian on an official map, with a Sharpie? When you do something that bloomin’ stupid, you gotta expect it to catch the eye of the cartoonists for quite a while …
Lies. Trump lies. Most every time he opens his mouth, he lies. Need I say more?
And I end with just a bit of humour at the expense of former White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer.
Have a nice weekend!