The satirical front page of The Boston Globe shows what life would be like under the controversial Republican candidate. Photo / AP
The editorial board of The Boston Globe
is using a satirical front page to express its uneasiness with a potential Donald Trump
The newspaper has printed a satirical front page for its Sunday “Ideas” section.
The page is dated April 9, 2017, and features a large photo of Trump below a dominant headline that reads “Deportations to Begin”.
The accompanying story has Trump calling on Congress to fund a deportation programme amid protests.
Another article focuses on a plunging stock market. Some jokes are included, such as a mention of Yellowstone National Park being renamed for Trump.
In an editorial
, the Globe calls the satire “an exercise in taking a man at his word”.
“And what marks each of those dark episodes is a failure to fathom where a leader’s vision leads, to carry rhetoric to its logical conclusion. The satirical front page of this section attempts to do just that, to envision what America looks like with Trump in the White House.”The rise of demagogic strongmen is an all too common phenomenon on our small planet,” the editorial said.
“It is an exercise in taking a man at his word. And his vision of America promises to be as appalling in real life as it is in black and white on the page. It is a vision that demands an active and engaged opposition. It requires an opposition as focused on denying Trump the White House as the candidate is flippant and reckless about securing it.”The editorial suggests that if Trump doesn’t get the required numbers to win the Republican nomination, alternative candidates could step forward at July’s convention in Cleveland.
“For now, Republicans ought to focus on doing the right thing: putting up every legitimate roadblock to Trump that they can.”