German news weekly Der Spiegel’s newest cover is not holding back in its criticism of President Donald Trump’s executive order barring citizens and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.
The simple headline, “America First” appears beside Trump holding a beheaded Lady Liberty, with a bloody knife in his other hand.
Source: Der Spiegel
According to polling by the Cologne-based TV station WDR, German trust in the United States as a global partner has plummeted since Trump came to power.
It found that in November 2016, 59 percent of respondents said the US was a trustworthy partner for Germany, compared to 25 percent who would say the same about Russia. Polling dated February 2017 found that trust in the US had dropped to 22 percent. Trust in Russia also dropped, but only slightly, to 21 percent.
Der Spiegel didn’t stop with the cover, however. The group mocked the president on Twitter, tweeting links to the cover story along with a popular meme of Trump holding the image up in place of an executive order:
— DER SPIEGEL (@DerSPIEGEL) February 3, 2017
It’s not the first time Der Spiegel has taken aim at the new US president. Last January, the magazine featured a cover of Trump in front of an American flag covered in flames. And after the US election, the cover was of Trump’s head fashioned as a meteor hurtling toward Earth.