The Sunday Boston Globe may turn a few heads this weekend, after the paper redid its Ideas section with a satirical frontpage envisioning a future Trump presidency.
The fake front page, dated April 9, 2017, features headlines such as “Markets sink as trade war looms” and “Curfews extended in multiple cities.” Its top story, about Trump fulfilling his campaign pledge to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, notes that “riots continue.”
The paper also cheekily re-imagines New Jersey Governor Chris Christie — who endorsed Trump after ending his own presidential bid — as Donald’s attorney general.
The move “is a work of political satire and commentary produced by the Globe’s Editorial Board, not the newsroom,” Globe Editorial Page Editor Ellen Clegg told PoliticoSaturday.
RELATED:Trump predicts ‘very massive recession’ in U.S.The paper features takes on a number of campaign promises offered by the Republican frontrunner, including a pledge to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.
“It is easy to find historical antecedents,” an accompanying editorial reads. “The rise of demagogic strongmen is an all too common phenomenon on our small planet. And what marks each of those dark episodes is a failure to fathom where a leader’s vision leads, to carry rhetoric to its logical conclusion. The satirical front page of this section attempts to do just that, to envision what America looks like with Trump in the White House.
“It is an exercise in taking a man at his word. And his vision of America promises to be as appalling in real life as it is in black and white on the page. It is a vision that demands an active and engaged opposition. It requires an opposition as focused on denying Trump the White House as the candidate is flippant and reckless about securing it.”