Earlier this week, in response to North Korea’s threat to “teach the U.S. a severe lesson” if it uses military force against them, President Trump issued a threat of his own. He told the press that, if North Korea threatens the United States again, the country will be met with “fire, fury and, frankly, power the likes of which the world has never seen before.”
Not surprisingly, these recent threats to North Korea have been providing news outlets throughout the United States with plenty to discuss. They also appear to be having a similar effect on overseas outlets.
Spiegel Daily, Germany’s most popular magazine, posted a photo to Twitter on Thursday evening that pretty perfectly sums up the tension between the United States and North Korea. The photo, which is shown below, features cartoon versions of Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un standing face to face and comparing penis sizes. In the photo, their penises have been replaced with missiles.
The photo’s caption translates to “Trump against Kim, the comparison.”
— SPIEGEL DAILY (@SPIEGELDAILY) August 10, 2017
Spiegel Daily is not the only German news outlet to have mocked Trump since he took office. In February, the newspaper Der Spiegel published a photo of Trump holding the severed head of the Statue of Liberty. That photo was captioned “America First.”
— DER SPIEGEL (@DerSPIEGEL) February 3, 2017
In May, Spiegel Online also featured an editorial arguing that Trump is “not fit to be president of the United States.” In the editorial, Trump was also referred to as a “man of free morals,” “a liar, a racist, and a cheat,” and a “miserable politician” who fired James Comey because he had “gotten under his skin” and “refused to swear loyalty and fealty to Trump.”
Clearly, Chancellor Angela Merkel is not the only German who does not think very highly of Trump. Based on the comments left on Spiegel Daily‘s most recent photo, many other Germans, as well as people from all over the world, have similar feelings.
Featured image via NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images.