Yes, This Trump Magazine Cover Is Bananas

Food for political thought

Spanish monthly dishes up some Donald.
Headshot of Richard Horgan

Baloney and bananas. That’s all it took for a European magazine to sum up the 45th President of the United States and generate a most original new avatar.

When Tapas was launched in 2015 by Spainmedia as a dual Spanish and English-language offering, the publication was heralded as the first in Spain to combine “gastronomy and lifestyle.” With room, when needed, for the side ingredient of politics.

The image used by Tapas for its May 2017 issue first started circulating on the Internet in January. It reminds Fishbowl of a certain sandwich trumpeted last fall by Olive Leaf, a deli in Brooklyn’s Bed-stuy neighborhood.

Spainmedia separately publishes a number of the country’s editions of American magazines such as Forbes, Esquire and Robb Report.

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.