The man behind a controversial viral cartoon depicting Trump ignoring dead migrants just to play golf has lost his job.

Michael de Adder, a freelance political cartoonist who lives in Canada, has been dropped from multiple newspapers after his cartoon went viral on 26 June.

The image shows Trump standing in a golf cart looking at the bodies of two dead migrants, asking: "Do you mind if I play through?"

It is a play on the heartbreaking and shocking photograph depicting an El Salvadoran father and toddler found dead in the waters of the Rio Grande last week. Many compared the photograph to that of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi and said it should act as a wake-up call for politicians to improve the rising tensions at the US/Mexico border.

De Adder said he had been let go from "all newspapers in New Brunswick", including the Telegraph Journal, The Daily Gleaner and The Times & Transcript.

People were mostly sad about the news, taking to social media to voice their support for the cartoon, saying it was at least telling "the truth".

De Adder himself took to Twitter to explain his position, saying that his lay-off was "a setback but not a deathblow".

HT The Poke

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