A cartoon contest has been held in Tehran, Iran in which hundreds of entrants were invited to mock US president Donald Trump.
Courting controversy, the T in the ‘Trumpism’ contest’s logo was styled like a swastika, with one entry seeing Trump painting a Hitler-esque moustache on the Statue of Liberty.
“The ism in Trumpism is a reference to racism and Nazism,” organiser Masuod Shojai Tabatabaei told the AP. “Many believe his remarks are similar to Hitler. He has had a bad attitude toward media, refugees.”
Iranian Hadi Asadi won first prize and a $1,500 award for his artwork, which sees Trump wearing a jacket made of dollar bills and drooling.
“I wanted to show Trump while trampling symbols of culture,” Asadi said (via AP), adding that he sought to highlight the president’s “money-mindedness and war monger nature”.
Violence against women and wall building were also depicted in the contest, which followed last year’s Holocaust-themed one, …
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