President Donald J. Trump returned from his extended trip to China and other Asian nations to a country that has lost its collective memory.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions could not remember all those contacts and conversations between himself and his colleagues on the Trump campaign with Russian officials; Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore could not recall stalking teenagers for dates while he in his 30s or even the names of young girls who claimed this week he sexually assaulted them back while he was a district attorney; Moore’s supporters forgot all that stuff about “values” that once seemed so important; U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s memory didn’t match radio personality Leeann Tweeden’s account of their rehearsal for a USO skit in 2006; Republicans in the House and Senate forgot all about the middle class while creating overhauls to the tax code that would blow up the deficit while giving the super-rich huge tax breaks; and Trump blasted Franken over the harassment charge because the president forgot all about the last 40 years of his life, and that Moore guy, too.
There’s more, no doubt, but pardon our forgetfulness if we left something out. Foggy memories must be contagious.
To help us remember Week 43 of the Trump Presidency, here’s a selection of newspaper cartoons from across the country and around the globe.
Contributing artists are:
Joep Bertrams, The Netherlands
Arcadio Esquivel, Costa Rica, Caglecartoons.com
Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE
Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany
RJ Matson, Roll Call
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jeff Koterba, Omaha World Herald
Marian Kamensky, Austria
Robert Rousso, France
Petar Pismestrovic, Kleine Zeitung, Austria
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
John Darkow, PoliticalCartoons.com