Video screenshot via TIME
TIME magazine trumps the orange president stereotype with an illustration that depicts POTUS as a peach.
Illustrator Edel Rodriguez reimagines US president Donald Trump as an orange-hued peach for the publication’s 25 March cover, which asserts that Democrats would dare to “impeach” him. See what it did there?
The artwork is a punning response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)’s declaration that it was “not worth it” for the Democratic-led House to impeach the president.
The cover art was animated by New Jersey-based design studio Brobel Design, and you can find it below.
Conventional wisdom in Washington tends to treat impeachment as a fringe crusade, on a par with campaigns by antifluoridation activists or UFO enthusiasts, and views Nancy #Pelosi as right to resist this momentum. Many believe it would be a political disaster for Democrats, galvanizing @realdonaldtrump’s base and alienating moderates. Republicans have taken to goading their opponents to try it, while White House officials say they relish the prospect of the Democratic Party tearing itself apart over the issue. “It would play right into our hands,” says a House Republican leadership aide. The question of whether to impeach #Trump isn’t just a Washington parlor game, writes Molly Ball (@mollyesque). Attempting to undo the will of the voters and remove a duly elected President is one of the most consequential powers entrusted to the Legislative Branch. The next presidential election could hinge on how such an effort plays out. Yet much as @speakerpelosi may not want to say it now, even her reticent Democratic allies in the House admit the push for impeachment is likely coming. “It gets more difficult to avoid every day,” says a House Democrat who has voted against every impeachment resolution presented so far. Read more at the link in bio. Illustration by @edelrodriguez for TIME; animation by @brobeldesign