President Donald Trump graced the latest cover of TIME magazine Thursday in what is perhaps their most harrowing visual critique of his presidency yet.
For the cover, TIME created a photo illustration of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore’s now-viral image of a two-year-old Honduran girl crying as her mother was being detained at the border. The president is seen towering over her. While Trump signed an executive order meant to end the separation of families at the border, thousands of families still remain apart and plan to reunite them are murky, Vox reports.
Moore has been photographing immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border for years, but when talking about taking this particular picture he told TIME, “This one was tough for me. As soon as it was over, they were put into a van. I had to stop and take deep breaths… all I wanted to do was pick her up. But I couldn’t.” The picture has already become the most emblematic symbol of America’s immigration debate, and this TIME issue has only further ignited the conversation.
In the hours after its release, many have taken to Twitter to praise the cover, criticize President Trump, and discuss the border crisis.
POWERFUL cover from @Time.
Welcome to America.
Sadly, torturing children by snatching them from their parents – and then sending them off with strangers thousands of miles away is how Donald Trump feels powerful. pic.twitter.com/DZ68J1a666
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) June 21, 2018
POWERFUL cover from @Time.
“Welcome to America. Sadly, torturing children by snatching them from their parents – and then sending them off with strangers thousands of miles away is how Donald Trump feels powerful.”
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly 🌊 BWCS (@AynRandPaulRyan) June 21, 2018
“Hey, @realDonaldTrump, you can hang this REAL @TIME cover on your wall and take down all those fake ones. Welcome to America! #MAGA”
— Ken (Taters) Flask (@tatersbd) June 21, 2018
The actual new @TIME cover
Be ashamed people, this is what we’ve come to.
I hope this is retweeted all day and all over twitter every time Trump logs on. #GOPcondonesChildAbuse @LCNM99 pic.twitter.com/apg7wvndSm
— Patti (@pattismainelife) June 21, 2018
Time’s new cover: “Welcome to America” kid… the tiny, innocent, frightened child speaks truth to the Tangerine Tyrant’s corrupt, dictatorial power. pic.twitter.com/XPiHfSYAyp
— Mimi Franco (@MimiFrancoPhoto) June 21, 2018
“Time’s new cover: ‘Welcome to America’ kid… the tiny, innocent, frightened child speaks truth to the Tangerine Tyrant’s corrupt, dictatorial power.”
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