US daily prints front page mockup of ‘Donald Trump’s America’ – Economic Times

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BOSTON: A leading US daily today published a satirical front page showing “Donald Trump’s America” if he were to become President with news like deportations to begin, American soldiers refuse to kill ISIS families and Trump on Nobel Prize shortlist featuring in the mockup.

“Donald J Trump’s vision for the future of our nation is as deeply disturbing as it is profoundly un-American,” a scathing editorial by the Boston Globe said along with the fake front page.

The newspaper printed the ‘front page in its Sunday ‘Ideas’ section and on its website. It also carried an editorial separately.

The Boston Globe called the mock-up “an exercise in taking a man at his word.” The page is dated April 9, 2017.

“His vision of America promises to be as appalling in real life as it is in black and white on the page,” the daily said.

“Deportations to Begin”, the headline of the front page reads, before a story imagining “riots” across America as Trump “set(s) in motion one of his most controversial campaign promises”.

The page is led by a large photo of ‘President Trump’ making an address to the nation, telling his citizens that illegal immigrants will be deported “so fast your head will spin”.

“This is Donald Trump’s America,” the Globe editorial board wrote at the bottom of the page.

“What you read on this page is what might happen if the GOP (Republican) frontrunner can put his ideas into practice, his words into action. Many Americans might find this vision appealing, but the Globe’s editorial board finds it deeply troubling,” it said.

On the page are several articles, including one on US soldiers refusing to follow orders to kill the families of members of the Islamic State group and another that states that 69-year-old Trump is on the Nobel Peace Prize shortlist for healing the “1,385-year-old schism between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims”, as they unite in opposition to his regime.

Stories down the page imagine “trade wars” with China and Mexico driving down global stock markets and the Republican- controlled Congress passing a libel law targeting “absolute scum” in the press.

Also to make the cut on the mockup page are Trump’s “first romance novel”, ‘A Trumping To Remember’, which is said to be pulled from shelves after it emerged that “portions were cribbed from a May 1986 edition of Penthouse”.

Another interesting satirical news on the page is of “bank glitch halts (Mexico) border wall work”.

The accompanying editorial calls on Republicans to oppose Trump. The editorial casts Ted Cruz, his closest rival for the 2016 Republican nomination, as “equally extreme” and urges Republicans, if possible at the party’s nominating convention in July, to draft a “plausible, honourable” alternative, suggesting US House Speaker Paul Ryan or former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

US daily prints front page mockup of ‘Donald Trump’s America’ – Economic Times