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What political cartoonists thought of Trump's guilty verdict

Cartoonists across the political spectrum made light of a historic conviction

As jurors deliberated in Manhattan this week to reach a verdict in a former president's hush money fraud case, New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly was wrestling with Donald Trump fatigue.

"We are circumspect about publishing any more Trump covers. No one wants to see or hear about him anymore," recalled Mouly, who last year put courtroom artist Jane Rosenberg's Trump sketch on the publication's cover - a first for the magazine.

Yet knowing that a historic verdict was imminent, Mouly and New Yorker editor David Remnick began sifting through sketched ideas, most of them premised on a guilty verdict. One illustration by regular contributor John Cuneo rose above the rest, depicting Trump extending tiny hands toward handcuffs far too big for them.


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