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The Donald Trump Presidency In 29 Magazine Covers

The Donald Trump Presidency In 29 Magazine Covers
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Anne Sophie Goninet

After four years in office and two months of denying his defeat to Joe Biden, U.S. President Donald Trump bids farewell this week to the White House. Whether this also means a final exit from the world stage remains to be seen — and one way to judge will be whether this is the last we've seen of Trump on covers of major magazines.

Trump has always been obsessed with media in general, and magazine covers in particular. In 2017, TIME had to explicitly refute the president's claim that he had passed on their choice to name him "Person of the Year" for a second year in a row and asked Trump to remove fake covers with his face on display in his golf clubs.

The endless worldwide series of Trump magazine covers is a technicolor reflection of his tumultuous presidency. From his footstomping "America First" stance to his intriguing relationship with Vladimir Putin to the pure "chaos' of his presidency, Trump was both a real threat to democracy and an endless opportunity for any creative magazine team:

2016 ELECTION: TRUMP WINS

Der Spiegel, Germany

The Economist, UK

The New Yorker, U.S.

New Statesman, UK


TRUMP & WORLD LEADERS

Internazionale, Italy

Society, France

Istoé Dinheiro, Brazil

India Today, India

The Liberty, Japan

The Economist, UK


FASCISM & POPULISM

Adbusters, Canada

Letras Libres, Mexico

L'Espresso, Italy

L'Obs, France

Stern, Germany


TRUMP AND IMMIGRATION

Nikkei Asian Review, Japan

TIME, U.S.

Der Spiegel, Germany


CHAOS

Mladina, Slovenia

Rolling Stone, U.S.

Bloomberg Businessweek, U.S.

Semana, Colombia

TIME, U.S.

Der Spiegel, Germany

Charlie Hebdo, France

The New Yorker, U.S.


CONCEPTUAL, ETC

Suddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Germany

Tapas, Spain

The New Yorker

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Is Disney's "Wish" Spreading A Subtle Anti-Christian Message To Kids?

Disney's new movie "Wish" is being touted as a new children's blockbuster to celebrate the company's 100th anniversary. But some Christians may see the portrayal of the villain as God-like and turning wishes into prayers as the ultimate denial of the true message of Christmas.

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For the Christmas holiday season?

Joseph Holmes

Christians have always had a love-hate relationship with Disney since I can remember. Growing up in the Christian culture of the 1990s and early 2000s, all the Christian parents I knew loved watching Disney movies with their kids – but have always had an uncomfortable relationship with some of its messages. It was due to the constant Disney tropes of “follow your heart philosophy” and “junior knows best” disdain for authority figures like parents that angered so many. Even so, most Christians felt the benefits had outweighed the costs.

That all seems to have changed as of late, with Disney being hit more and more by claims from conservatives (including Christian conservatives) that Disney is pushing more and more radical progressive social agendas, This has coincided with a steep drop at the box office for Disney.

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