The Boston Globe Just Took a Giant Stance on Donald Trump

April 9th 2016

Mike Vainisi

The Boston Globe is taking a big stance against Donald Trump's presidential candidacy.

Trump Boston Globe Photo

On Sunday, the paper made an unprecedented move by mocking up a fictional front page for "Sunday, April 9, 2017" that predicts the future of America in a universe where Donald Trump wins November's presidential election and takes office next year.

Here are some of the theoretical policies of a President Trump as predicted by the Globe's fictional headlines:


Boston Globe Deportation Trump Headline

The Globe predicted what might happen if Trump's proposal to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants became a reality. In the satirical piece, Trump promises to "humanely" expel all undocumented immigrants within two years, "so fast that it will make your head spin," the fictional Trump says. In response, there are protests in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco as well as unrest in Massachusetts that shuts down public transportation. 

ATTN:, too, has considered the real world implications of Trump's plan to deport every undocumented immigrant: 

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Experts say that it would have a negative effect on the American economy as the U.S. food, agriculture, and construction industries rely on labor from undocumented workers.

Another part of the satirical front page refers to financial problems plaguing construction of Trump's proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.

The killing of ISIS family members

Boston Globe ISIS Trump

The second most prominent headline on the page is a story referring Trump's tough campaign rhetoric on ISIS. Last year, in an interview with Fox News, Trump said that the U.S. should "take out" the families of ISIS fighters. 

The Globe predicts that this policy would cause chaos inside the military as U.S. military personnel would resist and face charges of insubordination. In this hypothetical, two special forces soldiers refuse to kill everyone in an ISIS compound and another drone pilot refused to kill two children:

An Air Force drone pilot will face lesser charges in connection with the raid near Raqqa, Syria. Two militants were killed in a firefight, but three women and two children were left alive, contrary to orders issued directly by President Trump.

Other topics covered in this satirical front page include President Trump starting a trade war, insulting the Chinese first lady, and picking up a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

You can check out the rest of the Globe's hypothetical front page here.