The latest Time Magazine cover is a perfect assessment of Donald Trump's situation

Greg Evans
Friday 24 August 2018 09:00
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Picture:(Tim OBrien/Time)

You probably don't need us to tell you, but Donald Trump is in way over his head at the moment and is floundering in the deep end of political waters.

The potential implications from the confessions of Michael Cohen and the guilty plea from Paul Manafort have left Trump's presidency in very uncertain shape.

In times like this, artists can often find the best way to document the feeling of a nation (or the world in general) - and nobody has done it better recently than Time Magazine cartoonist Tim O'Brien.

The latest cover of the magazine sees Trump in his Oval Office, which has been flooded leaving him without any footing or security.

This is the third in a series of covers from Time which has slowly shown the growing problems that have dogged Trump since his inauguration.

The first cover in the trilogy was released on February 27, 2017, and saw Trump surrounded by rain and wind and the caption 'Nothing to See Here'.

The second was released on April 23, 2018, sees Trump now up-to-his elbows in water and the accompanying caption 'Stormy', an obvious reference to the Stormy Daniels saga.

The cover was released by Time on Thursday and quickly went viral, probably to the dismay of Trump, if he had seen it.

Speaking to Time, O'Brien explained the symbolic use of the storm:

I felt that it was too comical or perhaps morbid to see him sitting there. But to have him at the top suggests he’s still fighting despite the deepening issues.

When I painted the 'Nothing to See Here' cover art, like many, I assumed the level of chaos could not last.

As the never-ending flood of breaking news washed over the White House, and the firings, the scandals and the general mayhem-filled each news cycle, I felt the storm metaphor was as relevant as ever.

HT Mashable

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