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Trump and the Swamp

Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington, implying that he would be bringing new faces into the administration that were not “politics as usual.” So far, Trump’s picks look like standard politicians Republican fare, straight from the swamp.

I love the look of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Swamp Thing? Not so much.

There have also been reports about Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, nixing choices that are close to New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, who put Kushner’s father in jail back when Christie was a prosecutor.

I was thinking of the typical swamp cabinet candidate and I thought of the “Swamp Thing” – but when I looked, I realized that what I really had in mind was the “Creature from the Black Lagoon” which has a classic 1950’s B-movie look. The Swamp Thing just didn’t make the cut. That’s the Creature from the Black Lagoon in the photo at the right. And my cartoon is below.

I think the cartoonists will find their Trump-sea-legs soon. If not, we’re in for four (or eight) years of lousy Trump-Monster cartoons – that is, Trump as the monster, which has grown tiresome. One bright spot is Jared Kushner and Trump’s kids, who look like they will be cartoon characters on my palette in coming years. They are wonderful characters!

4 replies on “Trump and the Swamp”

I think your comment about having 'fun' with drawing Trump's 'kids' is abhorrent. Like Rosie O'Donnel's 'uneducated observations' about Barron Trump age 10 years being 'autistic' – what right, moral, ethical or whatever, do you have to make fun of the kids? ALL of them? They did not run – HE DID. And I noticed that in all the 8 years of a despicable Obama 'reign', NO ONE made fun of HIS kids. Which is as it should be. I'll be unsubscribing.

Three of his "kids" are over thirty and active participants in society . . .plus they are his designated business partners.and part of his public life. They should be fair game for satirization. Barron and Tiffany, not so much . . .

Mike Manuch is right. So is Daryl Cagle. But I wonder what Elizabeth Ryals means with "despicable Obama 'reign'". Working in many countries globally, dealing with Governments directly, I don't think I have met a person yet who thinks Obama is despicable, and I am not representing the US in these countries. But I have met many who have expressed severe reservations if not deep concern and apprehension. My own emotions: Scared. But Daryl provides some comic relief, which is much needed now…

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