This Photo Of Two Very Different New York Tabloid Covers Couldn’t Illustrate The Political Divide In This Country Any More Perfectly

Two New York publications with opposing headlines confirmed our nation is divided under our current political climate.

The New York Post and the New York Daily News interpreted Donald Trump’s immigration policy accordingly on Thursday, and the stark contrast between both covers was impossible to ignore.

Here they are.

The New York Post—owned by News Corporation, which is Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch’s holding company—recently featured an Islamaphobic editorial skewering freshman Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

That issue featured a cover of the World Trade Center exploding and her out-of-context quote: “some people did something.”

Saturday’s Post headline read:

“You Take ‘Em: Trump threatens to bus illegal immigrants to NYC, other sanctuary cities.”

New Yorkers responded strongly to The Post‘s pro-Trump tone towards undocumented immigrants.

After The Post‘s attack on Omar, a group of New York City bodegas banded together to boycott the sales of the publication.

The Yemeni American Merchants Association claimed that the cover with the Twin Towers “provoked hatred” and “aims to harm Omar and her family and other people of the Islamic faith.”

Saturday’s headline referred to Trump’s ultimatum in releasing “Illegal Immigrants” into sanctuary cities as punishment for Democrats’ inaction on border policies. 

“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only.”

In a follow-up tweet, he added:

“The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!”

Others couldn’t help but notice the bizarre juxtaposition with the other top news story: the introduction of “Gotham’s real fat cat – he’s 40 lbs.”

Who ate all the tuna? The Post asked with the picture of the culprit: Barsik, the cat.

Overall observations allude to the fact that New York represents two different cities.

At the other end of the spectrum, the Daily News earned some props for their headline which featured a photo of the “Mother of Exiles” accompanied with a portion of  “The New Colossus” sonnet accompanied by the words “WE’LL TAKE THEM.”

At the end of the day, the real question is:

Let’s end on a lighter note.

We need it.

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