Time magazine has delivered another withering takedown of president Trump with its latest cover by placing a crying immigrant girl at the feet of the President with the caption “Welcome to America”.
The image of the crying two-year-old girl is from the now-iconic photograph by Getty photographer John Moore and has become a symbol of the president’s “zero tolerance” border policy.
Time’s cover has the president leering over the unnamed child, uninterested in her tears.
In April, the Trump administration announced that any asylum seeker from countries to the south who did not enter the US at an appropriate port of entry would be deemed illegal and the person would be prosecuted. It also meant that any accompanying minors would be removed from their parents.
Images of children being separated from their parents and locked in cages widely shocked the US and the world, the Pope even weighing in to have the policy reversed. Bowing to pressure, Trump finally axed the policy on Wednesday.
It was a dramatic turnaround after he falsely claimed that he was legally bound to do so because of federal law and a court decision.