Boston Globe’s satirical ‘front page’ depicts life in 2017 under President Trump

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By Brian Stelter

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Sunday’s Boston Globe is warning readers about the “deeply troubling” risks of a Donald Trump presidency by publishing an imaginary front page from April 9, 2017.

“Deportations to Begin,” the top headline blares. “Markets sink as trade war looms,” says another. “New libel law targets ‘absolute scum’ in press,” says a third.

The satirical front page — which replaces the usual front of the newspaper’s Ideas section — includes jokes but seeks to make a very serious point.

“This is an exercise in taking Donald Trump at his word,” Ideas section editor Katie Kingsbury told CNNMoney.

A tweet from the Globe called it “the front page we hope we never have to print.”

The section front includes an “editor’s note” that says “This is Donald Trump’s America.” It was produced by the editorial page of the Globe, which is separate from the newsroom.

When readers open up the section, they’ll see a full-page editorial on page two titled “GOP Must Stop Trump.” The editorial says Ted Cruz would be “perhaps more dangerous” than Trump and asserts that the party should rally behind Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan at the convention instead.

The actual Ideas section starts on page three. The faux front page resembles an April Fools Day prank by a college newspaper — but is bound to get a lot more attention.

“Our goal is to create a conversation about what a Donald Trump presidency could look like,” Kingsbury said.

The “conversation” was jump-started when the widely-read Drudge Report posted photos of the 2017 front page and called it “fake news.”

Kingsbury disputed that description. “It’s a satire produced by the Editorial Page — this will be clear to readers of the Globe when they get their papers,” she said.

The page includes many actual Trump quotes, including his pledge to deport criminals who are in the United States illegally “so fast your head will spin,” and his comment that “70 to 75% of reporters are absolutely dishonest. Absolute scum. Remember that. Scum.”

One of the articles quips that Fox News host Megyn Kelly, in a Trump presidency, has been “placed on a White House blacklist.”

There are numerous jokes, including the renaming of Yellowstone National Park as Trump National Park and a proposal to remake Trump’s reality show “Celebrity Apprentice” using “hand puppets.”

The page also warns of a potential “global recession” due to Trump’s trade barriers, including a chart portraying a 6,500-point drop in the Dow. Another headline, “U.S. soldiers refuse orders to kill ISIS families,” references Trump’s comment that the military should “take out” the families of terrorists.

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4 comments

  • Bob of all Bobs

    2 hours ago? LOL. This is already old news. And has been on youtube for a day now. Way to stay on top of things fox13.

  • David John Francis

    THE TRUTH WILL PREVAIL.

    Just to clear up the simulated aggressive front page of the Boston Globe dated April 9, and the attack on Donald Trump, the man who would be president. Perhaps the editorial board should read the facts, and not a bunch of trash drummed up by the Globes corporate owners. I very much doubt if Trump can move by force the millions of illegal aliens squatting in this sovereign nation, but he can build a magnificent wall to somewhat stop the drugs and allowing Obama’s orders to not restrain millions more foreign nationals entering through a porous border we now have currently.

    More stringent rules and regulations will be imposed, with recruiting twice as many Border Patrol agents to guard the wall with new technology and unmanned drones. But to accomplish a no tolerance Trump policy, ICE agents will be provided with the obligation to raid businesses and the auditing same entities with portable E-Verify digital check, using access to numerous data bases. And further, a new entering and exiting system, to track Overstays and after a mitigating time once their visa has expired, their classification will be that of an illegal alien.

    According to codified Federal law it is illegal to assist illegal aliens to gain jobs, protect them from detention and to assist them in gaining public assistance. Under Obama and his Administration has violated this law by giving amnesty to criminal illegal aliens, by stopping border patrol agents from detaining illegal aliens, and drug smugglers as they go through our border. Obama has just walked over the Congress, and ignored laws and added to his legacy of throwing out the Constitution.

    Let’s look at some facts about the illegal alien invasion, which illustrates to the American Public what’s never published in the Corporate or Liberal Press. We have an ugly situation that neither party has dared to admit? We have a major issue with illegal immigration with porous enforcement at its best and with serious consequences if it gains more momentum that King Obama has forced down our throats. CHEAP LABOR FOR INCORRIGIBLES BUSINESSES WILL NOT WORK ANYMORE AND THOSE JOBS WILL GO TO CITIZENS/LEGAL IMMIGRANTS. THE DEMOCRATS MUST BE WATCHED, AS JUST LIKE TED CRUZ HAS USED DIRTY TRICKS, THEY WILL PARTICIPATE IN ALL ELEMENTS OF VOTER FRAUD IN PROGRESSING TO THE PRESIDENCY?

    THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT BETTER FORGET THE DELEGATE GAME, AS I AM WELL AWARE THAT IF CRUZ, KASICK OR ANYBODY ELSE BECOMES THE NOMINEE, THE TRUMP SUPPORTERS WILL WALK AWAY?

    Don’t expect Senator Teddy Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasick, alleged felon Hillary Clinton or Hard Socialist Bernie Sanders to do anything about it; certainly not build any barrier, which Trump always emphasizes in his raucous debates. Cruz The wall may not be a 100% to stop the influx of drugs, but it will be a major deterrent that will certainly contribute to slowing down the invaders. On line will be a tracking system that every individuals entering and exiting America will be identified and will be on the radar until they leave. It’s intolerable to think that 40 % of illegal arrivals are classed as Overstays and Donald Trump reinforce deportations for both classes.

    Ted Cruz has now become the darling of the Republican hierarchy, even though the majority hates him for the time he closed down government. Cruz was involved in the Omnibus budget that adds another 2.2 Trillion dollars to Obamas deficit and voted for more H1-B workers and illegal alien amnesty. Gov. Kasick is not without blame, as he voted for a path to citizenship for illegal aliens. It’s only Trump that is central in stopping any more leniencies; wants the border closed and will through enforcement laws to repatriate foreign national, gangs, and criminals.

    DONALD TRUMP IS CORRECT WHEN HE SAYS THAT ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE TREATED BETTER FOR HEALTHCARE, WHEN OUR VETERANS HAVE TO WAIT WEEKS FOR AN APPOINTMENT. THE MIDDLE EASTERN REFUGEES THAT ARE ARRIVING INTO OUR NATION ARE IMMEDIATELY SETTLED WITH A PLACE TO LIVE IN KANSAS CITY WITH ALL THE BENEFITS OF A CITIZEN, WHILE VETS ARE LEFT HOMELESS, WITHOUT HOPE. IT’S WRONG, AND TRUMP WILL END THE TWISTED MEASURES OF THIS PRESENT GOVERNMENT AND THE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

    Facing a growing massive 19 Trillion deficit, with just left in half swollen by lenient immigration programs and other issues, we the taxpayer are being forced to support foreigners and soon Syrian Refugees that cannot be vetted and a further danger to our society. Our Constitution was given to us by the framers, and we must tolerate any form of Sheria law, especially when it comes to our females, this is why they will not assimilate into our country.

    Obama has made life for regular Americans worse than any previous President. He has given right to unlawful foreigners such as a wide spectrum of welfare programs, while millions of citizens, legal immigrant must beg for food stamps. There are an estimated 5.1 million ESL students in the USA. If 90% of the ESL students are children of illegal aliens then the education costs for children of illegal aliens is about $34.5 billion per year. Many illegal aliens are carrying horrific third world diseases. In the 40 years prior to 2002, there were only 900 total cases of leprosy in the US. In the following three years there have been 9,000 cases. TB is epidemic in many illegal alien communities and a new Multiple-Drug-Resistant (MDR) TB is spreading. Each person infected with TB will infect 10 others; treating a single case of MDR TB costs between $250,000 and $1,200,000 per person. Resulting costs are unknown.

    National Academy of Sciences study estimated that immigration’s net benefit to the American economy is only $10 billion. This item is included to illustrate one of the very few real economic benefits of tolerating illegal aliens. Most of the other benefits of illegal aliens “doing the work that Americans won’t” at lower wages goes into the pockets of their employers.

    A Rice University study calculated that in 2006 the net annual cost of legal and illegal immigration will add up to $108 billion. Illegal immigration is about half the total. The costs have risen to $113 Billion dollars today.

  • DARWIN BARFUSS

    PROBLEM IS HE’S THE ONLY CAN AND WILL SAVE THIS COUNTRY PEOPLE GET ON HIS WANTING TO SHUT DOWN BORDERS OR BUILD A WALL LETS SEE WE ALL LIVE WITHIN FOUR WALLS FOR PRIVACY, PROTECTION TO BE ALONE SO WHY CANT THE COUNTRY BUILD A WALL AND BRING OUR JOBS BACK LETS SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE JUST DAYS AWAY FROM BEING HOMELESS BECAUSE OF OUT RAGEOUS GAS PRICES AND EVERYTHING ELSE ALSO HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOUR DAUGHTER,SON,GRANDAUGHTER,GRANDSON AND SO ON WERE EITHER RAPED,KILLED, OR MISUSED BY THESE SO CALLED IMMIGRANTS THAT NEED A CHANCE HOPE NO ONE EVER HAST TO FIND OUT BECAUSE BITBE TO LATE IT ALMOST IS ALREADYLETS GET OUR HEADS OUT OF THE NETHER REGION AND MAKE THIS COUNTRY GREAT AGAIN THANK YOU FOR READING AND LISTENING

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