New Yorker Targets Trump's Achilles' Heel with Bold New Cover

Trump faces legal fallout, spotlight on quirky personal detail

by Zain ul Abedin
New Yorker Targets Trump's Achilles' Heel with Bold New Cover
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In a striking response to recent legal developments, the New Yorker unveiled a provocative cover illustration just an hour after former President Donald Trump was found guilty on all 34 charges in the Stormy Daniels hush money case.

The artwork, crafted by John Cuneo and aptly titled "A Man Of Conviction," captures a satirical moment where Trump appears poised for handcuffing, but there’s a humorous twist - his hands are too small for the cuffs.

This clever visual commentary will grace the magazine's cover next week, symbolizing a bold editorial stance on Trump's legal and personal controversies.

The depiction of Trump with disproportionately small hands is not just a mere artistic choice; it resonates deeply with a longstanding personal sensitivity of Trump's, often highlighted in political and public discourse.

Hand Size Controversy

Historically, Trump's hand size became a peculiar focal point during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Senator Marco Rubio, then a competitor for the Republican nomination, famously took a jab at Trump by mocking his small hands and insinuating a deeper lack of trustworthiness. This remark quickly escalated into one of the most bizarre exchanges of the campaign, prompting Trump to defend not only the size of his hands during a debate but also, infamously, his other anatomical proportions.

Trump’s reaction was memorable: "Look at those hands. Are they small hands?" he challenged, displaying his hands to the audience. "He referred to my hands, ‘If they’re small, something else must be small.’ I guarantee you there’s no problem.

I guarantee." This ongoing narrative about his hand size was further fueled by an imprint left at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York. A comparison by The Washington Post revealed that Trump’s hand size is indeed below average, placing in roughly the 15th percentile.