Described by Trump as “overrated,” “a sleazeball,” “a jerk” and “a total loser,” Garry Trudeau has been mocking Trump for over 30 years – and counting.
Garry Trudeau, the creator of Doonesbury and the first cartoonist to win the Pulitzer Prize, has been mocking Trump since the 1980s.
Goodman describes Trudeau’s work on Trump in the preface to the interview as follows:
Cartoonist Garry Trudeau has been writing about Trump and a possible run for the presidency for nearly 30 years, prompting Trump to call him “a third-rate talent,” “a sleazeball,” “a jerk” and “a total loser.” […] In September 1987, Trudeau published a series of comic strips that now seem prophetic. In one strip, reporters ask Trump a series of questions about his political ambitions to run for Congress, and Trump responds, “President, think president.” Trump has remained a frequent character in “Doonesbury” ever since, giving Trudeau a chance to make fun of everything from Trump’s hair to his ego to his rampant use of insults.
Trudeau’s Trump memes, both new and old, have taken social media by storm with one of his new cartoons adorning the cover of The Nation‘s special issue on media in the Trump era, published March 2017.
— The Nation (@thenation) March 2, 2017
Here’s a cartoon from 1999 that went viral during the presidential campaign, prompting Snopes to publish an article explaining that the cartoon was mocking Trump’s 2000 presidential campaign – and not predicting his 2016 presidential run.
— Samuel Wynn Warde (@SamWardeWriter) September 11, 2018
Then there is “Trump the Board Game”:
— D00NESBURY (@D00NESBURY) November 9, 2016
Here’s a fun one mocking some of Trump’s more asinine remarks:
— son of an asylum seeker, father of an immigrant (@doctorow) November 15, 2016
And here’s one containing a flashback to Doonesbury during the Nixon presidency:
— Jim Ferguson (@DaddioJKF) December 22, 2018
Here’s one that’s rather frightening in light of recent events:
— Laffy (@GottaLaff) September 11, 2016
Here’s one mocking Trump’s immense ego:
Doonesbury on Trump, more than 25 years ago. pic.twitter.com/VpNWXwObgZ
— Rob Hosking (@robhosking) January 26, 2017
And last, but not least, here’s one of the early ones mocking Trump from 1987:
— GenerationXChick (@GenerationXChic) February 26, 2017