Donald Trump’s ‘Worst Hour’ Of Presidency Makes Splash On Front Pages Of Newspapers Worldwide
Tuesday afternoon brought the “worst hour” yet for President Donald Trump of his tenure in office – and the news splashed across front pages of most major newspapers both national and international.
The guilty pleas of Trump’s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort got top billing. Beside tax and bank fraud, Cohen admitted in court that he violated campaign finances, arranging payments to silence two women who claimed affairs with then-candidate Trump. Within minutes from each other, Manafort was convicted of eight counts of tax and bank fraud. Both men had close ties to the president and leave the question how much Trump was involved. In fact, Cohen implicated the president directly, saying that he kept information that would have harmed Trump from becoming public during the 2016 election cycle “in coordination and at the direction of candidate for federal office.”
The New York Times made Cohen’s statement about the President to their banner headline.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 22, 2018
In a full page special, the Washington Post reported about the “squeeze on Trump” after the two convictions.
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 22, 2018
The Wall Street Journal, the Miami Herald and USA Today also reported the news on their front pages, pointing out the guilty pleas of former Trump advisers and calling it “one-two punch for Trump administration” or saying the “legal spotlights turns on Trump.” The New York Daily News even called Manafort and Cohen the “President’s henchmen.”
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 22, 2018
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) August 22, 2018
A look at Wednesday’s paper: Legal spotlight on #Trump as former aides face jail time; #California consumers study fire-resistant houses; Nerves on edge as kids head back to school; Fall movie preview; Former player alleges #TexasA&M violated NCAA rules pic.twitter.com/0WAwnG8XgT
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 22, 2018
Michael Cohen pleads guilty, linking Trump to payoffs… https://t.co/sknpH1zDYn
…As Paul Manafort convicted of fraud https://t.co/482P8HYrzY
An early look at Wednesday’s front page: pic.twitter.com/hVrKz8U71N
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 21, 2018
Even major international newspapers made the double blow on the president to their lead. The U.K.’s Guardian called Tuesday Trump’s “worst hour” of his presidency, France’s Le Monde said that Trump was shaken by the judicial setbacks of two friends and Canada’s National Post called it the “Hush-Money Ploy.”
The Guardian front page, Wednesday 22 August 2018: Trump’s ‘worst hour’ as former aides guilty of finance crimes pic.twitter.com/QaL6a5PUa6
— The Guardian (@guardian) August 22, 2018
#ALaUne Trump ébranlé par les revers judiciaires de deux proches | Pourquoi Mélenchon change de stratégie | L’heure de vérité pour Parcoursup
— Le Monde (@lemondefr) August 22, 2018
— National Post (@nationalpost) August 22, 2018