As November rolls along and the presidential elections begin, political cartoons on the candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, come into play. While there are numerous issues currently being advertised about in the media, there is only one issue that I feel is most spoken about, that should not be. That issue is immigration. While Hillary Clinton feels that immigrants should be able to stay in the U.S., Donald Trump is a massive supporter of sending back any immigrants, especially Mexicans, to their birthplaces. I believe that Donald Trump is a huge racist and does not care about other people that are not of his race. Political Cartoons by cartoonist John Darkow and John Cole illustrate how irrational and racist Donald Trump’ views on
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As young adults we are all aware of the camping’s that has been occurring through out the past few months. One of those participants happens to be Donald Trump, who follows the theory of CONFLICT. This theory describes how power from individuals is self-proclaimed. Trump is well known for the many assumptions he has made toward immigrants, primarily Hispanics and Asians. His view on these racial groups demonstrates his consideration toward social life and how it is a competition.
After a long history of toying with the idea of running for election, Donald Trump’s announcement speech this June was enough to get the nation talking. Not only because he was finally making good on a decade’s worth of promises, but also because his offensive declarations were unprecedented in the world of ‘P.C.’ American politicians. Trump’s claims of Mexican rapists, drug lords, and criminal cartels flooding over our borders seemed completely outrageous coming from a man running for President. Accordingly so, it wasn’t long before the Trump campaign
The political cartoon shown here is strongly satirizing against the control of children’s education in Texas by the Board of Education. Through the Board’s selection of what is included in children’s learning material, Texas kids in schools become biased towards certain political views. The textbooks here all contain extreme conservative attitudes, such as disbelief in climate change with the title, “BRRRRR! Our chilly planet”, and emphasis on anglo-american christianity “saving the day” for a free-market capitalist economy. Ironically, the book “Numbers Lie (Just like liberals!)” is paired with a false math equation on the bottom left of the cartoon, as 2+2 does not equal 5. However, this is significant in the sense that textbooks which are
This year’s presidential election is is being referred to as one that will be historic. While the 2016 presidential campaign has in fact caused social and political disagreement, each candidate beginning and remaining candidate in the presidential race brought forth issues in our nation for table discussion. One of the most debated topics during the primary elections and caucus season was the issue of immigrants and illegal immigration. During this time, current Republican front runner Donald Trump declared accusations towards the Mexican and Hispanic community as being part of the American downfall. While making vulgar remarks earned the GOP candidate publicity and support from anti-immigration reform holders, Trump’s remarks also brought forth the argument into the light.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” These are the words of Donald Trump, now the presumptive republican nominee who represents every republican in the United States; that’s 23% of all voters or about 55 million registered republicans in the nation (Pew Research Center). Recently, Trump has stolen the spotlight with his flamboyant nature as he expresses his narrow minded views without consideration of the opinions of others. However what makes him stand out of the crowd are his views that reflect strong racism. Trump continues to express his racist remarks on how Mexicans and Muslims should be deported
Whenever a cartoon is seen, it draws people’s attention because of the vivid colors, action packed scenes, and the sweet memories of childhood. Some of these cartoons are often found in newspapers and magazines as political commentary. Political cartoons originated in the late 1700s, and they have only become more popular since then. Even though political cartoons have been around since then, they began to make an impact on the world in 1914 during World War One, and still make an impact today regarding war and our perceptions of political leaders. Political cartoons are used to ease tension, as a form of propaganda, and they are used today to illustrate the Afghanistan War as well as important political figures. Cartoons during World War One made such an impact on citizens that many times, it would even influence their opinion about the war.
The idea of a revolution was spread through the colonies with America's first political cartoon. The cartoon, "Join or Die" displayed a drawing of a snake cut into 8 parts, each part displaying one of the Thirteen Colonies. Its message was that all the snake couldn’t work if it was cut up and divided, referencing Britain's control on the colonies and they all had to be together to get rid of Britain's control. It also tried to convince Loyalists to become Patriots to support the idea of independence. This political cartoon was drawn by Benjamin Franklin on May 9th, 1754.
As a result of the most recent Presidential Election, many minority groups like Muslims and Hispanics are dehumanized. It was said that current president, Donald Trump, had expressed many concern of the United States and linked them to certain minority groups. By doing so, Trump was able to promote controversial policies like building a wall between Mexico and the United States and create databases to track Muslims. Ironic as it sounds, Trump wanted the United State citizens to pay for the creation of this wall, if not, have the citizens of Mexico pay. The main aspect of this article was to promote the awareness of dehumanization among the United States to certain minority groups like the
Donald Trump, who is running for office, believes that banning an entire religious group from the nation is the answer to fixing these threats. Making this the answer is degrading to a large portion of humans that do not follow the act of terrorism. Trump has proceeded to say that making a database tracking the Muslims living in the United States would be implemented. History has proven to us that targeting the whole religion instead of the individuals involved can take a nasty turn. That being said, Trump is also using the illusion that if following him, he promises to make America great again. Pointing the finger against someone else is always the easiest way to win a battle, and Trump had proceeded to say that Immigrants are the blame for America’s problems. This is a common resemblance that Hitler used blaming the Jewish people for Germany’s
In this political cartoon, taxes is the main focus. There are two old stereotypical white guys who are talking to each other. They are both well dressed and looks like they’re in a mansion. One guy says, “Trump is planning the biggest tax cut in history.” The other guy responds with, “Oh, bravo! Good news for us.” The cartoon is saying that the tax cut would be good only for the rich because they get taxed the most. Also, that Trump is going to literally make it the biggest tax cut in history.
Turbulent times have engulfed the United States. Violent extremism, a stagnating economy, racial tension, and dramatic social change have left Americans worried about the country’s future. Candidates from both major political parties pander to those concerns in hopes of ascending to the presidency. None have capitalized on those anxieties more than Donald Trump. His promise to restore the countries “greatness” is based on his ability to rid the country of its “Alien” problems. Hearkening to a darker time, Trump has staked his presidential campaign on placing blame for America’s troubles at the feet of non-Americans, specifically non-white Americans. Reminiscent of debate surrounding passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, Trump’s subtle use of racism to galvanize support has threatened to set America back one hundred twenty-five years and tear the country apart.
The political cartoon by Michael Ramirez shows three men with a lot of papers scattered across all over the floor. One of the men is on the floor with a hand over his heart and his tongue sticking out. It also seems that one of the men is also representing President Obama who is also saying “Good news! Heart attacks are covered under Obamacare”. He does this when he is just looking over the man that is having the heart attack. The other man says that “He saw his new insurance premiums.” It seems that the assumption is that the man that is on the floor is having a heart attack caused from seeing the recent increases in the prices for Obama care. By having Obama seem to be not affected by the man who had a heart attack shows him as someone that
As Charles Dixon walked in his office he was thinking about what other fun things he should do to punish the students at good ole Merced High. As you could see Mr. Dixon is the commander, leader, or just as we call it today, a principal. After the war that happen between the students and the staff there as been a lot more strictness to the school rules. Ever since I left this school its basically been more like a public military school. Your probably wondering why I’m not at Merced High School well, I got kicked out. I was walking with my disc man to my class and all electronics must be off when the bells ring infuriately there happen to be a sniper on the west wing of the campus and has soon as the
After the 2016 Presidential election, there have been a lot of controversies. Many political cartoons have been created for a multitude of different issues that have been occurring within the White House and in government. Chris Britt, a liberal cartoonist was inspired by these issues and created political cartoons regarding them. He is a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist as well as a children’s book author. Christ decided to take on a cartoon in regards to the current healthcare system.
A political cartoon is an illustration that contains messages either politically or socially that relate in a light way to current events or people. In this case it is showing the Republican Party’s view, if a lame duck president should nominate a new Supreme Court Justice. Republicans are shown as elephants a symbol of the party. It shows the irony between not wanting him to nominate and not wanting to look like the bad one. Using imagery, irony and some physical, descriptive elements, Dan Wasserman explains the giant rift between President Obama and the Republican Party.