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If Hillary Clinton Had Won, This Is The Front Cover The New Yorker Would Have Run

The image is called "The First."

14/09/2017 03:50 SAST | Updated 14/09/2017 21:25 SAST

Ten months after Donald Trump won the presidency, The New Yorker has released its cover for a postelection issue that would have run if Hillary Clinton had claimed the White House.

Titled “The First,” the cover from artist Malika Favre was published by the site on Wednesday following the release of Clinton’s new memoir and New Yorker editor David Remnick’s interview with the former secretary of state.

But Clinton, obviously, didn’t win.

Instead, the magazine ran an image by artist Bob Staake called “The Wall,” alluding to Trump’s campaign promises to dramatically curb immigration and build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism,” Remnick wrote at the time, before adding: “To combat authoritarianism, to call out lies, to struggle honorably and fiercely in the name of American ideals ― that is what is left to do. That is all there is to do.”

Read Remnick’s full interview with Clinton here.