Donald Trump wasn’t happy when he lost the coveted TIME Magazine “Person of the Year” cover to Germany’s Angela Merkel. Trump was even less pleased when the magazine released video of him being attacked by Uncle Sam the bald eagle in response to his ungracious tweets about his runner-up status.
For Mr. Trump‘s luck, MAD Magazine announced on December 1 that the GOP Primary front-runner had landed a different, arguably equally prestigious cover spot and award instead. The Donald had been chosen as the cover model for the satirical magazine’s 2015 “MAD 20” issue, which was released on December 15.
The “MAD 20” issue of MAD Magazine includes an homage to the 20 dumbest “people, events and things” of the year, reports the Huffington Post. Of the many potential “things” to make the final cut, Donald Trump was granted the honor of gracing the magazine’s cover.
— MAD Magazine (@MADmagazine) December 8, 2015
The magazine went on to ad on their Facebook page, in reference to the “MAD 20” issue: “As Trump would say, it’s going to be TREMENDOUS!”
This isn’t the first time MAD has poked fun at Donald Trump. Following Donald Trump’s controversial stance on Muslims in the United States, the long-running periodical posted a picture of the changes they envision Trump making to Lady Liberty.
Not surprisingly, the imagined modifications to the iconic symbol of freedom, opportunity, diversity, and tolerance are less than palatable to those with more discerning taste.
While Donald Trump was honored by his visage gracing the cover of the December 15 issue of MAD Magazine, right next to Alfred E. Neuman himself, the reality TV star with lofty political aspirations was far from the only person, event or thing to receive end-of-year “dumbest” consideration from MAD.
So, despite getting some flack for seeming to point the finger at social conservatives like Donald Trump and Kim Davis, it appears that MAD Magazine definitely doesn’t limit its mockery to one political group or another. Rather, they tend to aim for the easiest, most obvious target for their sarcastic lampoonery. Like Donald Trump.