On Saturday in its front cover page the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel posted an illustration of the U.S. President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty. It depicts a cartoon figure of Trump with a bloodied knife in one hand and the statue’s head, dripping with blood, in the other. It carries the caption: “America First”. The cartoon says it all as to the direction Trump is trying to take America.
The artist who designed the cover, Edel Rodriguez, a Cuban who came to the United States in 1980 as a political refugee, told The Washington Post: “It’s a beheading of democracy, a beheading of a sacred symbol.”
No wonder that just weeks into the new administration, a new survey has found that about half of voters in the U.S. wished Barack Obama was still in office. This result was announced by a group called Public Policy Polling, or PPP, which asked registered voters at the end of January, “Who would you rather was President: Barack Obama or Donald Trump?”
Of the 725 participants, 52 percent responded with Obama, 43 percent preferred Trump, and 5 percent weren’t sure. The group’s press release also revealed that 40 percent support Trump’s impeachment.
According to Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, “Usually a newly elected President is at the peak of their popularity and enjoying their honeymoon period after taking office right now. But Donald Trump’s making history once again with a sizeable share of voters already wanting to impeach him, and a majority of voters wishing they could have Barack Obama back.”
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