Newspaper Runs Fake Front Page on ‘President’ Donald Trump
The Boston Globe printed a satirical front page complete with fake stories that show how “troubling” its editorial board says a Donald Trump presidency would be for America, the AP reports. The newspaper’s front page is dated April 9, 2017, and its lead story is about Trump calling for deportations. Another article mentions work being halted on a wall at the Mexico border. There’s also a short item about backlash Trump received after tweeting a photo of his new dog he named “Madame Peng,” after China’s first lady Peng Liyuan, and a piece about US soldiers refusing orders to kill ISIS families.
The front page is “an exercise in taking a man at his word,” says a Globe editorial. “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.” The Trump campaign hasn’t responded to requests for comment.