Real or fake, President Donald Trump is featured on quite a few magazine covers, and rarely are they flattering to the business mogul turned world leader.
Newsweek released the cover image for their Aug. 11 issue on Thursday and published the cover story on their homepage two days before.
Trump sits, rumpled and unimpressed, in a recliner, shirt stained, surrounded by fast food with a Coke in one hand and a TV remote in the other. "Lazy Boy" reads the headline and the sub-headline clarifies the image:
"Donald Trump is bored and tired. Imagine how bad he’d feel if he did any work.”
The cover mocks Trump's ignorance of his own job and pays homage to reports that the president is easily disinterested with national affairs. The Newsweek cover article touches on Trump's frequent weekend trips to his golf clubs and points out that he was back on the course months earlier than fellow golf lovers and former presidents, Barack Obama and George W. Bush.
After criticizing Obama for taking too much time off leading the nation to golf, on Friday Trump embarked on a 17 -day golf trip to his Bedminster resort in New Jersey.
As The Wrap put it: "The weekly has likely burned every bridge with its latest cover story — or more accurately, its latest brutal cover."
Trump's opponents are loving it though, and the Twitterverse quickly filled with snarky replies.
I wonder if he will hang this in his club house.— Laura Wadleigh (@laura_wadleigh) August 4, 2017
He will attack them and call them a failed magazine in 5...4...3...2....— Trina🌺 (@RedVinoPlease) August 4, 2017
Best representation of 45 I've seen.. I would have added past due bills on floor...— Helguera (@KikaBenito) August 4, 2017
Replace remote control with a phone on twitter mode.— NotInCanadasInterest (@NotinCanada) August 4, 2017
Tv set permanently to FOX anyways.
Should also show Gen. Kelly behind the chair sneaking trump's cellphone away so trump can't tweet.— Ms Cris Wmsn (@Crissypoo492) August 4, 2017
As user Trina pointed out, retaliation from Trump is imminent. In fact, the president should be taking a break from the very important act of golf and issuing a response anytime now.
Banner and thumbnail credit: Reuters photographer David Moir