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Pied Piper

When President Trump described illegal immigrants as infesting America, I remembered an old cartoon I drew early in 2015 with Trump as the Pied Piper. Of-course, the Pied Piper legend was about a goofy troubadour who played his “pipe” to rid a town of rats, then, as the result of a payment dispute, he led the children out of town. Trump’s recent executive order that supposedly stopped jailing immigrant children seems to do little or nothing about the kids, who will continue to be imprisoned, one way or another –perhaps on military bases.

I lived in New York in the 1980s, and Trump was a big, local celebrity; he was a thin playboy, before he turned orange, and it took me some time to realize that present day plump-Trump doesn’t look much like the Trump I knew. Trump has filled out his figure and trimmed his formerly giant, bushy eyebrows. I had a svelte 1980s Trump in my memory as I drew this oldie with Trump entrancing the Republican Party.

Now it bothers me to look at this one. Looking at the kids in cages bothers me more.


By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post. For the past 35 years, Daryl has been one of America’s most prolific cartoonists.

2 replies on “Pied Piper”

Hi Daryl,

I just had to comment on your Trump cartoons. I really like that you publish your previous cartoons to give it more context. You are amazingly Prescient!! To me that’s the mark of a really good political cartoonist. You’re doing a great job on your website! Keep up the good work.

It would be nice to be back in touch. I have been living in Hawaii in a small town, Hawi, in the northern tip of the big island. I know you were the political cartoonist for the Honolulu paper. How was that experience for you?

I was living in Seattle from 2001 (Susan passed away 6 months after Sparky), up to 2016. Have been living in Hawi for the past two years. I think it is paradise.

Drop me a line. I’d love to hear how you’re doing. I do miss the NCS.

Take good care,

The MSM and now you, Darryl, keep making this “separation of families” thing a Trump administration policy. As you should know, Trump recently changed this very old policy that has been followed by several administrations past. Where was your outrage when Bush signed the bill allowing it? Where was your outrage when Obama kept separating families? Where was your outrage when Bill Clinton was doing the same thing?

How disingenuous the left has become.

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