The State of America First (Video)


A little over a year into President Trump’s first term of mayhem, most people seem to understand that there will be no “pivot” or “becoming president” for the unstable Tweeter-in-Chief. He is able to read from a teleprompter without shouting out racial slurs, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, when Stephen Miller writes your speech, you still sound like a crazy man.

Trump’s State of the Union speech was a recitation of how great he is and how all good things in the world can be traced back to him. It was more of a toned-down campaign rally than a speech outlining new policies or plans for the future. 

The president seemed most invigorated by a recitation of the evils of illegal immigrants. There was, of course, the none-too-subtle equating of MS-13 with regular ol’ illegal immigrants---the paranoid senior citizen sees a bloodthirsty gangbanger under every bush. And to top it all off, there was some chilling North Korea saber-rattling. (Enjoy the cartoon, and be sure to go behind-the-scenes with me over on Patreon!)

The State of America First (Video)

Mark Fiore

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Mark Fiore, whom the Wall Street Journal has called “the undisputed guru of the form,” creates animated political cartoons in San Francisco, where his work has been featured on the San Francisco Chronicle’s website,, for over ten years. His work has appeared on,,,, and NPR’s read more
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