It’s no secret that President Trump and his administration are ripe material for comedians. Whether people are lambasting Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” giving sarcastic critiques of his administration on late night shows, or drawing edgy political cartoons, creative voices across the country have been quick to draw inspiration from the new president’s activities.

Political cartoons are a powerful editorial tool being used across party lines, as pointed out in a recent debate on Al Jazeera’s “The Stream.”

Cartoonists from different political backgrounds shared their thoughts on how the current climate impacts their work. Watch the full video below:

—Posted by Emma Niles

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