President Trumble

In late January, President Trump and Prime Minister Turnbull had ‘that phone call’: their first discussion about whether the new presidency would honour an agreement made with former US President Barack Obama to take refugees held in Australia’s controversial offshore camps. Christopher Downes seizes on Australia’s love of ‘getting noticed’ by the United States and referenced Turnbull’s years as chairman of the Australian Republican Movement.

Reading between the lines

Caricature is the art of exaggerating or distorting a person’s appearance for comic effect. How has Christopher Downes used caricature in this cartoon, and what does it tell us about the relationship between these two characters?