The taunts and tough talk between two seemingly unhinged leaders with bad haircuts continued this past week, with newspaper cartoonists from around the world mesmerized by Rocket Man and The Donald.
(“Rocket Man and The Donald” — if only it were a Saturday morning kids cartoon show and not two men with nuclear trigger fingers.)
In this, the 35th week of the Trump Presidency, attention briefly turned from natural disasters sweeping through the Western Hemisphere to the prospects of a man-made one sparked by North Korea’s pursuit of its nuclear weapons program.
There were just a few other events that caught the attention of cartoonists this week; the fate of DACA “dreamers,” Trump’s debt ceiling bargain with Democrats and a promised DACA deal, and Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
What will draw the attention of editorial cartoonists in the coming week? Predictions: Trump at the UN, our tweeting Trump, and the planned demise of Obamacare 2.0. And Russia, Russia, Russia.
This week’s represented artists are:
Dario Castillejos, El Imparcial de México
Arcadio Esquivel, Costa Rica, Caglecartoons.com
Christopher Weyant, The Boston Globe
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
Osmani Simanca, Brazil, www.caglecartoons.com
RJ Matson, Roll Call
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jeff Koterba, Omaha World Herald
Marian Kamensky, Austria
Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoons
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Ed Wexler, CagleCartoons.com