Radical Cleric vs. Trump

Given Trump’s penchant for threatening the press, encouraging violence among his followers, and directing hate towards minority groups, he sometimes seems like a mirror image of the very extremists he claims he’d protect us from. Actually, more than anyone, Trump reminds me of Turkey’s authoritarian president Erdogan, who has pursued a harsh crackdown against his critics in the media in recent years, while enjoying support from the nationalism-and-traditional-values crowd.

In case you were wondering, there was no new strip last week because I was in Memphis for the National Cartoonists Society convention.


  • OhSoRight

    It is truly amazing that you equate shooting someone with going to court to protect your legal rights.

    Are you a sane person?

    • ThorstenV

      I’d say, it is a contrasting juxtaposition rather than an equalization. Both guys talk to “critics in the press”, whether this critic is an infringement on the respective guy’s legal right is not stated. What measures a legal system offers to the ones in power, differs of course according to the system in place, i.e. what society wants to grant them. Civilized countries typically go more for the suing then the shooting.

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.