New Yorker cover shows Trump 'in the hole' after s---hole comments

New Yorker cover shows Trump 'in the hole' after s---hole comments

The latest cover of The New Yorker magazine depicts President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants MORE “in the hole” in response to his comment about some immigrants being from “shithole countries.”

“’In the Hole’ is the artist Anthony Russo’s response to President Trump’s recent comments about immigration,” The New Yorker’s art editor said Friday.

The primarily white cover, for the Jan. 22 issue of the magazine, depicts a glimpse of Trump’s recognizable hairdo inside a large, black hole.

The Washington Post reported Thursday night that Trump made the comment during a private meeting with lawmakers about immigration, referring to Haiti, El Salvador and some African countries. His comments sparked major backlash from Democrats and some Republicans, as well as others around the world.

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“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” he said.

The White House initially did not deny the reports, but Trump pushed back Friday morning, tweeting that “the language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used.”

Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinOvernight Defense: US to send 1K more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions | Iran threatens to break limit on uranium production in 10 days | US accuses Iran of 'nuclear blackmail' | Details on key defense bill amendments Overnight Defense: US to send 1K more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions | Iran threatens to break limit on uranium production in 10 days | US accuses Iran of 'nuclear blackmail' | Details on key defense bill amendments On The Money: Democrats move funding bills as budget caps deal remains elusive | Companies line up to weigh in on 0B China tariffs | Trudeau to talk trade with Pelosi, McConnell MORE (D-Ill.), who was present at the meeting, confirmed the reports and said that Trump “repeatedly” made the “hate-filled” comments.

Two GOP lawmakers at the meeting said they did not recall the comments.