Immediate reactions from people have varied from “brilliant” to “brutal.”
The stark references are simple and jarring: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the security officer from the infamous United Airlines flight dragging former FBI Director James Comey. President Trump looks on.
In the accompanying announcement on The New Yorker's website, the artist Barry Blitt issued this comment about his cover: “It’s probably a bit of a leap. James Comey is six feet eight—he probably would have been happy to give up his seat in a cramped cabin.”