A Roundup of Trump Covers From Papers Around the World

December 22nd 2016

Mike Rothschild

Many media outlets across the country reacted with shock, disbelief, and a certain amount of despair to the election of Donald Trump.

Some newspapers, particularly in foreign countries, responded with headlines that ranged between mildly insulting and incredibly inflammatory - with cover images to match.

This cartoon, from the Norwegian newspaper VG, presents the newly-elected president as a toddler with a soiled diaper, making a clumsy grab at an American flag, upon which rests the whole world. The title of the picture translates to "the spirit grinning no longer."

Trump in Soiled Diaper

A newspaper from Iceland weighed in on Trump, and its depiction of Trump was no less graphic or unflattering: Trump as a gas-expelling hind end in a suit.

Trump in Icelandic Newspaper

German newspaper Der Spiegel had already made its views on Trump known, calling him "The World's Most Dangerous Man" in a February op-ed.

Once he won the election, they riffed on Time Magazine's "Meltdown" cover with their own garish take on Trump's head: a meteor hurtling toward the Earth with the caption "The End of the World (As We Know It)."

Trump in German Newspaper

Other German newspapers took a similar stance on Trump. The least subtle might have been from the Hamburger Morgenpost, which begged the U.S., "Please, not the horror-clown!"

Trump Horror Clown

Another German paper, Die Welt, inserted Trump's head into the Sun in a riff on the movie poster for "Apocalypse Now":

Trump Apocalypse

France's Liberation echoed the language of Die Welt, with an unflattering close-up of Trump's weathered face, calling it a "Trumpocalypse."


Newspapers down under reacted to the outcome U.S. election by distorting a common 2008 image: papers in both Australia and New Zealand using the iconic Shepard Fairey "Hope" image to slam Trump and beg the U.S. to reconsider:

Newcastle Herald Trump

New Zealand Herald Trump

Finally, America's neighbor to the north weighed in, with the Journal de Montreal summing up the entire world's reaction to the election, both positive and negative:

Trump Oh my God