America’s biggest joke, the Presidency, once a position of power and reverence is now seen as a global joke. They are laughing at us. America on the other hand doesn’t think this is funny. Iran holds an international contest to find the best cartoon of Donald Trump and the 1,600 submissions from 74 countries are anything but flattering…..
- The International Trumpism Cartoon and Caricature Contest was held on Monday in Iran
- The competition featured 1,614 submissions from 74 countries – including four works from Americans
- Hadi Asadi of Iran won the competition with his depiction of the American president wearing a coat of $100 bills
- Asadi was awarded $1,500 for his drawing
The winning cartoon also shows Trump’s hair in the style of flames, with smoke plumes in the shape of the continents in the background.
The organizers of the International Trumpism Cartoon and Caricature Contest, which was held in Tehran, say they received 1,614 submissions from 74 countries – including four artist from the U.S.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was an Iranian man who won. Hadi Asadi took home $1,500 in prize money.
Iranian cartoonist Hadi Asadi poses with his trophy after winning the International Trumpism Cartoon and Caricature Contest in Tehran, Iran on Monday
‘I wanted to show Trump while trampling symbols of culture,’ said Asadi, who drew the cartoon using a stylus pen over two weeks.
Two of the four Americans who submitted cartoons also won awards for their works.
American Robert Jones Clayont’s cartoon shows two issues of Time’s Person of the Year, one with Trump on the cover and the other with Adolf Hitler. In the cartoon, Trump says to Hitler: ‘It’s a great honor’. Hitler responds ‘Ja’.
Fellow American Ed Wexler’s cartoon shows Trump running away from a snowball while yelling ‘Fake News’. The snowball has a the communist hammer and sickle on it, a reference to alleged Russian connections to the American president.
‘Trump’s behavior clearly sets out Iran’s reasons to distrust the U.S., consequently, we decided to use art’s capacity for displaying the behavior,’ the competition’s deirector, Ali-Asghar Jafari, said, according to Haaertz.
Last year, the organizers of the contest held a Holocaust cartoon contest.
The organizers said that the Holocaust contest was meant to highlight double standards in the West when it comes to free speech, and not to cast doubt on the genocide.
The contest took place as tensions continue to escalate between Tehran and Washington.
When Trump took office, he promised to end the Iran nuclear deal, calling it the ‘worst deal ever negotiated’. He then put the country ‘on notice’ after they conducted a ballistic missile test in February.
After being showcased in Iran, a selection of the contest submissions will be showcased at exhibitions in Iran and 11 other countries including the Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Indonesia and Turkey.