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 TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' 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 PruittOn The Money: New financial disclosures provide glimpse of Trump's wealth | Walmart, Macy's say tariffs will mean price hikes | Consumer agency says Education Department blocking student loan oversight Overnight Energy: EPA watchdog finds Pruitt spent 4K on 'excessive' travel | Agency defends Pruitt expenses | Lawmakers push EPA to recover money | Inslee proposes spending T for green jobs Lawmakers take EPA head to task for refusing to demand Pruitt repay travel expenses 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 ShulkinTrump sent policy pitch from Mar-a-Lago member to VA secretary: report Is a presidential appointment worth the risk? It’s time to end the scare tactics and get to work for our veterans 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.