Violent protests with white supremacists, Nazis and racists. The departure of chief strategist Steve Bannon from the White House. The debate over Confederate statues and pig’s blood. Welcome to President Trump’s 31st week in office.
Trump’s reluctance to criticize Nazis and Klansmen after the deadly demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia prompted cartoonists across the country — and around the world — to dress Trump up in swastikas and other well-known symbols of oppression.
Should we criticize these cartoonists, or praise the ones who inked drawings without Nazi or Klan symbols? Let’s consult a higher power.
“If you look at both sides — there’s blame on both sides. You had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. You had people in that group.
“So this week it’s political cartoons. I wonder, is it Peanuts and Snoopy next week? And is it Garfield the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”
Represented artists this week are:
Paul Zanetti, Australia
Arcadio Esquivel, Costa Rica, Caglecartoons.com
Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News
Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
Bob Englehart, CagleCartoons.com
RJ Matson, CagleCartoons.com
Patrick Chappatte, The International New York Times
Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
Bill Day, Cagle Cartoons
Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jeff Koterba, Omaha World Herald
Marian Kamensky, Austria
Frederick Deligne, Nice-Matin, France
Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
Rayma Suprani, CagleCartoons.com
Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com
Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany
Bill Schorr, Cagle Cartoons
Christo Komarnitski, Bulgaria