In the Guardian, an essay by Patrick Gathara, a Kenyan political cartoonist, satirist and writer gives a timely and honest view of how Trump makes America look to the rest of the world. It is shameful and funny.
The media did not feel it necessary to depict the US as a crisis-racked, oil-rich, nuclear-armed North American country with armed terror groups roaming its ethnically polarized restless interior. But these were exactly the sorts of descriptors that have traditionally allowed western audiences to identify with and follow events in distant, “exotic” places. It seemed to me that the rest of us deserved the same consideration. And so I decided to offer this perspective in a Twitter thread.