Trump cartoons: When laughter is the only compensation left
Cartoonists react to Donald Trump's election worldwide.
Mexico builds a wall for Trump
Reacting to Donald Trump's plan to build a wall between Mexico and the US, the illustrator Arturo Kemchs initiated an exhibition at Mexico City's Caricature Museum. The president of the Iberico-American Union of Graphic Humorists obtained drawings from hundreds of colleagues. Trump's "involuntary comical character" made the work of cartoonists easier, Kemchs said.
The exhibition "Trump: A Wall of Caricatures" opened last October, showing how Mexicans perceive the future US president. European artists also contributed to the show. Many pictures include references to the Nazis. The highly popular exhibition will remain open until the end of 2016, and then go on tour in other cities including some in the US.
Revisited by fashion designer Lagerfeld
"Even in politics he looks at women like a horse trader checking out stock," wrote designer Karl Lagerfeld about the future US president. The dark figure he drew in the middle of this cartoon is the leader of the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD), Frauke Petry, who apparently found this drawing very funny. She was even happier when Trump won the elections.
The hair of the incoming US president has already inspired many laughs. Months ago, a video revealing Trump's secret "wig farm" set the internet ablaze: It was actually a field of straw in Norway. Trump's hairpiece also fits well on the cockpit of Air Force One, offering an easy wordplay and hit cartoon for Mark Knight.
An African perspective
"Considering the hate Donald Trump has for Blacks, we will leave the country. He can do what he wants with it!" says this cartoon by Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, a prominent cultural critic, journalist and illustrator in Nigeria.
Lady Liberty knocks on Canada's door
With panic in her eyes, the Statue of Liberty knocks at the door of her Canadian neighbor. The cartoonist Ygreck has drawn on this symbolic figure in many different anti-Trump cartoons. More can be seen on his Twitter account, @ygreck.
Anyone can become president
The Belgian illustrator Lectrr (@lectrr on Twitter) has created many different cartoons about Trump. This one shows that within eight years, the idea that "Anyone can become president" has changed from being a reason to rejoice to becoming a source of despair for some.
This representation of Trump as a drooling creep could already be seen on a wall in Barcelona in the summer of 2016. Spain was also shocked by the unexpected success of the Republican candidate: "The meteoric rise of the New York magnate has left half of the planet speechless," wrote a columnist of the Spanish newspaper "El Pais."
A pile of poop
A pile of poop circled by flies: That's how street artist Hanksy saw the presidential candidate Donald Trump before he was actually nominated by the Republicans. The "portrait" from August 2015 was sprayed on a wall of a famous shopping street in New York's Lower East Side.
No religious barriers
The illustrator Gado is one of the most famous cartoonists in Africa. DW obtained his impressions on the US election. Gado bitterly revisited one of Trump's electoral campaign promises, as he claimed, "I promise to preserve the legacy of Christianity." He is shown here nailing a Muslim to the symbol of Christianity, the cross.