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 TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration 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 DurbinDemocrats brush off GOP 'trolling' over Green New Deal Trump praises law enforcement response to shooting at Illinois business Five dead in shooting at manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois 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.