German News Website’s Front Page Features Donald Trump as ‘The Squatter’

A popular German-language news website offered biting commentary on the contentious U.S. presidential election, featuring President Donald Trump as “the squatter”—a jab at his reluctance to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he is to lose the White House to Democratic candidate Joe Biden.



a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: US President Donald Trump speaks in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on November 5, 2020. Democrat Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump in the race for the 270 electoral votes that will put one of them over the top.


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US President Donald Trump speaks in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on November 5, 2020. Democrat Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump in the race for the 270 electoral votes that will put one of them over the top.

On Friday morning, Der Spiegel‘s front page featured a camouflage-clad Trump sitting inside an Oval Office that looked as though someone had prepared it for war. The president, rifle in hand, bears an angry, frowning expression while the portrait of a smiling Biden hangs behind him, shattered with a single, smoking bullet

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