Down Goes Donald! The New Yorker Depicts Clinton’s Legendary Knockout
On Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went head to head for a third and final debate prior to the Nov. 8 presidential election.
If the Democratic nominee was Muhammad Ali, her Republican opponent was Sonny Liston.
The result: a legendary knockout for Clinton.
The outcome was depicted in a cartoon The New Yorker published Thursday morning. In it, artist Benjamin Schwartz recreates the iconic photo taken during the May 25, 1965, heavyweight boxing title rematch between Liston and Ali, who in 1964 changed his name from Cassius Clay.
Instead of Ali, it is Clinton who towers over her opponent, an angry, taunting look across her face. Trump lies on his back, defeated.
The cartoon has no caption ― no words are needed. But had there been one, it might have echoed the words spoken by the announcer of that 1965 heavyweight title: “A knock down, ladies and gentleman ― a right-hand shot, a right-hand shot on the chin.”
In a separate cartoon published Wednesday afternoon, Schwartz depicted Mortal Kombat’s Scorpion telling Clinton to “finish him.” Hours later, the Democratic nominee took the ninja specter’s advice, delivering a final, fatal blow.
And just as Trump has repeatedly whined about the election as a whole being rigged, so too was Wednesday night’s debate, the Republican claimed on Thursday ― providing not one iota of evidence.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar,rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.
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