New Yorker cover shows Trump playing golf in 'the swamp'

New Yorker cover shows Trump playing golf in 'the swamp'
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The New Yorker magazine took a jab at President TrumpDonald John Trump20 weeks out from midterms, Dems and GOP brace for surprises Sessions responds to Nazi comparisons: 'They were keeping the Jews from leaving' Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing this week MORE with its new cover depicting the president playing golf in a swamp.

The issue, which is slated to hit the shelves on May 21, features artwork showing the president wearing golf clothes while taking a swing among a swamp full of snakes and alligators.

 

 

The cover refers to Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington while running for office.

It comes amid a growing scandal Trump faces involving adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, who alleges that she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago.

Though the White House has denied the president carried on such an affair, Daniels is suing to void a nondisclosure agreement that she claims prevents her from speaking publicly about the affair.

She was paid $130,000 by Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, prior to the 2016 election, a payment which Daniels says was intended to keep her quiet about the affair.

Cohen has also acknowledged that he paid Daniels, but insists it came from his personal funds and was not tied to the Trump campaign.

It was recently revealed that Cohen was in contact with a number of other companies offering consulting services in the days after Trump won the 2016 election.

Various members of the Trump administration have also been mired in controversy.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittPress: Drain the swamp – of Scott Pruitt Overnight Energy: Supreme Court to rehear Alaska moose hunter case | Greens to sue Trump's Chicago hotel | EPA stops having press aide review grants Supreme court to rehear Alaska moose hunter, hovercraft case MORE, for example, is facing probes and pressure to resign over reports he rented a Capitol Hill condo from the wife of a prominent energy lobbyist for $50 a day only on the days he stayed at the condo. It was also revealed his travel and security habits have cost taxpayers millions of dollars, and that he reportedly approved raises for two staffers despite the White House rejecting the requests for pay increases.

Some Democrats some have called for Pruitt to resign

David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinPress: Drain the swamp – of Scott Pruitt Overnight Defense: Top general defends Afghan war progress | VA shuffles leadership | Pacific Command gets new leader, name | Pentagon sued over HIV policy Trump taps VA chief of staff to run department on interim basis MORE, Trump's former Veterans Affairs secretary, was ousted following an inspector general report that found he misused taxpayer funds during a trip to Europe.