Time magazine’s latest cover shows the famous image of young Honduran girl sobbing as President Trump is standing over her. The headline reads, “Welcome to America.”
— TIME (@TIME) June 21, 2018
How did Time Magazine come up with this cover?
Karl Vick, Editor at Large at Time magazine told CNN that they knew they had to use the photograph of the girl , because she is an “iconic image.” Vick added,
We call this a photo illustration obviously, because the President has never met her. They just seemed to go together once you put them both on the cover in that dynamic. It captured a lot and then it was the matter of what you say with it. ‘Welcome to America’ works.
Getty photographer, Jim Moore, took the photo of the little girl crying as border patrol agents patted down her mother. He told CNN earlier in the week that it was a very emotional shoot for him.
A Honduran asylum seeker, 2, and her mother are taken into custody near the US-Mexico border. The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy for undocumented immigrants calls for the separation of parents and children. #gettyimages #undocumented #gettyimagesnews pic.twitter.com/2tCmxDYlvd
— John Moore (@jbmoorephoto) June 13, 2018
Molly Ball is the national political correspondent at Time magazine. In a story that goes with the cover, she writes about Trump,
He thinks shock is a temporary condition, moral outrage is phony posturing and that the American people can be numbed to just about everything.
Vick also told CNN the cover is aimed at Trump’s leadership,
This episode is the country telling the president what we’re about, and what kind of country we are. It’s a role reversal and it’s really quite striking.
The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy has resulted in the separation of parents and children who are taken into federal custody after they are caught crossing the border illegally.
Trump signed an executive order reversing his policy after pressure from politicians and the public. Officials say around 2,300 children are in detention facilities. Young children under six-years-old are being kept in facilities called “Tender Age” shelters. There are reports that several immigrant children are being taken to other parts of the country away from the border and their parents.
TIME magazine story “The Story Behind TIME’s Trump ‘Welcome to America’ Cover”