Described by Trump as “overrated,” “a sleazeball,” “a jerk” and “a total loser,” Garry Trudeau has been mocking Trump for over 30 years – and counting.
Garry Trudeau, the creator of Doonesbury and the first cartoonist to win the Pulitzer Prize, has been mocking Trump since the 1980s.
Goodman describes Trudeau’s work on Trump in the preface to the interview as follows:
Cartoonist Garry Trudeau has been writing about Trump and a possible run for the presidency for nearly 30 years, prompting Trump to call him “a third-rate talent,” “a sleazeball,” “a jerk” and “a total loser.” […] In September 1987, Trudeau published a series of comic strips that now seem prophetic. In one strip, reporters ask Trump a series of questions about his political ambitions to run for Congress, and Trump responds, “President, think president.” Trump has remained a frequent character in “Doonesbury” ever since, giving Trudeau a chance to make fun of everything from Trump’s hair to his ego to his rampant use of insults.
Trudeau’s Trump memes, both new and old, have taken social media by storm with one of his new cartoons adorning the cover of The Nation‘s special issue on media in the Trump era, published March 2017.
— The Nation (@thenation) March 2, 2017
Here’s a cartoon from 1999 that went viral during the presidential campaign, prompting Snopes to publish an article explaining that the cartoon was mocking Trump’s 2000 presidential campaign – and not predicting his 2016 presidential run.
— Artful Dodger (@CD_ArtfulDodger) January 3, 2018
Then there is “Trump the Board Game”:
— D00NESBURY (@D00NESBURY) November 9, 2016
Here are several more fun ones that you can scroll through:
— Bernd Porr #FBPE (@BerndPorr) November 19, 2016
Here’s a fun one from 2007 mocking Trump’s hair:
— psm (@foundfoundetc) January 22, 2017
Here’s an oldie-but-goodie mocking Trump’s immense ego:
Doonesbury on Trump, more than 25 years ago. pic.twitter.com/VpNWXwObgZ
— Rob Hosking (@robhosking) January 26, 2017
Here’s one from 2011 mocking Trump’s long-standing war on President Obama:
Garry Trudeau has included Trump in Doonesbury off and on for 30 years. This one, from 2011, seems particularly telling: pic.twitter.com/OKYAVv0oyJ
— Tricia Wood (@pkbwood) December 31, 2016
Here’s one of the first ones from 1987:
— GenerationXChick (@GenerationXChic) February 26, 2017
Best of all, if you are a fan of Doonesbury you can go to this page on The Washington Post website and see all his daily comic strips there using an interactive calendar to select which day’s Doonesbury comic you want to view.