With business mogul-turned-reality show hack-turned presidential candidate Donald Trump dominating headlines as of late, leave it to The New Yorker to show the effect his campaign is having on the rest of the 2016 field. The cover for the July 27, illustrated by Barry Blitt, shows a shirtless Trump belly flopping into a pool of his fellow White House contenders, featuring a panicked Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), former Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ).
Since entering the 2016 race, Trump’s hyperbolic style coupled with his derogatory comments, particularly about immigrants, has put the rest of the Republican field on the spot.
“Donald Trump has entered the fray of Republican Presidential candidates with all the grace of a bully doing cannonballs and belly flops at the local swimming pool,” Blitt said about the cover design. “I’ll certainly be watching the first televised debate, just around the corner, on August 6th. Trump never fails to provide hours of slack-jawed amazement.”