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The New Yorker (February 2016) - The New Yorker needed no words to ask the same question. George just can not.
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Esquire (February 2016) - Former Esquire editor David Granger was never one to get too cute. He responded to the rise of Trump by looking at the anger that fueled a dangerous flirtation with a demagogue.
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The Week (May 2016) - "The Republic debate over whether to get in bed with Trump." That debate is still ongoing, but now you just have to worry about where he puts his hands.
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The New Yorker (May 2016) - Illustrator Barry Blitt again captures the moment with a drawing of Trump inadvertently destroying the Grand Ol' Party, something of a theme among magazine covers in the last few months.
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The Week (June 2016) - Hillary Clinton wanted nothing more than to add "Presumptive Democratic Nominee" to her resume so she could pivot to the general election. But Bernie Sanders promised to take the battle all the way to the convention.
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The Atlantic (July 2016) - Yep, this about sums it up. Jonathan Rauch tries to explain how we got here. And offers little hope for the future.
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MAD (August 2016) - Why be subtle? MAD magazine lampoons the buffoon.
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The New Yorker (August 2016) - Barry Blitt's fifth Donald Trump-themed cover for The New Yorker (and one of four to make our list) takes a sober look at the polls and Trump's dwindling chances of making America great again.
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Time (August 2016 / October 2016) - Time's "Meltdown" cover after Donald Trump's horrible first debate was my favorite election cover of the year. Until the Orange One said, "You thought that was a meltdown? I'll show you a meltdown," forcing Time to revisit the now iconic cover just two months later. Time just dropped the mic.