It's not a stretch to say the Trump presidency has been a disaster. The president has done much to bring down America's prestige in the eyes of the world. Trump's divisive domestic doctrine has lead to international denouncement by global powers and American allies alike. To show the people's displeasure, many famous and renowned magazines have produced striking artwork reflecting the opinions of sane individuals worldwide criticizing the administration. Here are the 20 magazine covers that perfectly explain the tumultuous Trump presidency.

20. Year One – Time

Artist Edel Rodriguez has become famous for portraying Trump on the covers of magazines worldwide, and the above image is no exception to his reputation. Edel's usage of Trump's hair, which is arguably his most defining feature, as the subject of the image is pure genius. The symbolism presented here is obvious and the message is clear and effective, showing that Trump's first year in office was disastrous and destructive.

The image also symbolizes the chaotic nature of Trump and his “revolving door” of an administration as advisers came and went throughout the year.

19. Liberty Extinguished – The New Yorker

Trump's racist foreign policy manifested with the controversial “Muslim Ban,” an executive order that barred persons of the Islamic faith from entering the country from a select number of Muslim-majority nations. The New Yorker's powerful image of Lady Liberty's extinguished flame shows the death of the American ideals of “give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

The Muslim Ban has since been upheld in the Supreme Court in 2018 after the ascension of Trump lackey Brett Kavanaugh in a 5-4 decision.

18. The Order – Bloomberg Businessweek

Although a little on the nose, Bloomberg doesn't waste any time with this hard-hitting cover, telling it's audience exactly how they feel about Trump's  over extensional use of executive power. Trump's commitment to circumventing the Constitution along with it's principles and ideals through the use of executive orders has drawn the attention of the courts leading to several laws being challenged and bogged down in the courts.

Bloomberg's depiction here also comes from an internet meme where several anonymous users submitted images of Trump signing executive orders on a variety of ludicrous and outrageous subjects.

17. Little Rocket Man – Der Spiegel

The widely popular German magazine Der Speigel utilized another work of artist Edel Rodriguez to capture a truly genius artistic criticism of the Trump administration. The relationship between Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has been so confusing that some people already forget how close the two came to clicking the “big red button” on one another before the historic summit in Singapore in 2018 Both were clearly acting like children, talking about nuclear weapons that could deal untold amounts of damage and loss of life like they were play things.

The president on more than one occasion threatened to nuke North Korea by stating he “too (has) a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his (Kim Jong Un), and my Button works!”

16. Hate in America – Time

Trump's failure to denounce the Charlottesville neo-Nazi protests by stating “both sides are to blame” for the violence really shows how Trump has helped bolster fascist and neo-Nazi support across America. This outstanding Time cover shows how the fascist Republican controlled government and Trump promotes and condones hate and prejudice in America, bringing about more division and hate than ever.

Only recently did Congress pass a measure that condemned hate and prejudice in America following the election of a Democrat-controlled House.

15. The MAGAphone(ey) – The Economist


In conjunction with Time, The Economist also dropped a bombshell cover to their magazine following the violent protests in Charlotsville. The powerful image of utilizing the hood of the Ku Klux Klan hood as a megaphone shows Trump's need to constantly speak his mind, the words often coming out sounding uneducated and just plain racist.

Trump to this day has still failed to condemn hatred and bigotry, even going so far as to denounce the aforementioned measure passed by Congress earlier this month.