Mad Magazine Gets In On The Donald Trump Action

The iconic satirical publication is set to have a very fun year.
MAD Magazine, "Trump in the Box" by Mark Fredrickson

Mad magazine has been making fun of politicians for more than 60 years. But even for the nation's longest-running satirical magazine, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump presents a historic opportunity for irreverence.

Mad has agreed to let The Huffington Post debut its August cover as part of HuffPost's new political cartooning project. The issue will be available digitally on June 3, and will hit newsstands June 14.

“Many people have wondered if Trump has any intelligent ideas in his head," John Ficarra, Mad's editor-in-chief, told HuffPost. "Our cover answers that question once and for all.”

Ficarra added that the magazine plans to make available a poster of the Trump cover with the slogan "Make America Dumb Again."

The real estate mogul appeared in the pages of Mad last year during the GOP primary, in a cartoon spoofing the divisions within the Republican Party:

Mad magazine

But if the cartoons below are any indication, 2016 will be an especially good year to be Mad.

Mad magazine
Text by Desmond Devlin, and art by Ward Sutton.
Text by Desmond Devlin, and art by Ward Sutton.
Mad magazine

Note: The Huffington Post recently launched a political cartooning project, which will run throughout the election season. If you're a freelance artist with a fresh take on politics, send us a cartoon at If we like your work, we'll be in touch about terms and compensation.

Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.

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