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Boston Globe uses fake front page to predict “deeply disturbing” future of America if Trump wins presidency race

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By Jessica Goodfellow, Media Reporter

April 10, 2016 | 2 min read

The Boston Globe used a satirical front page spread yesterday (9 April) to communicate its anti-Donald Trump stance in the presidential rac, by envisioning what America will look like if Trump were to win.

The newspaper printed a satirical front page for its Sunday "Ideas" section. The page is dated April 9, 2017,with the headline “Deportations to Begin” alongside a large photo of Trump.

The accompanying story has Trump calling on Congress to fund a deportation program amid protests.

One article reported on US soldiers refusing orders to kill relatives of ISIS militants, while another article focused on a plunging stock market.

The Globe had some fun with the editorial too, with one note reading Yellowstone National Park dropped its “loser” name to be called Trump National Park.

In an editorial on the Globe's site called 'The GOP must stop Trump' the paper called the prediction spread “an exercise in taking a man at his word” saying "Donald J. Trump's vision for the future of our nation is as deeply disturbing as it is profoundly un-American".

The ‘Editor’s Note’ section on the spread outlined the reasons for the editorial: “What you read on this page is what might happen if the GOP front­runner can put his ideas into practice, his words into action.”

The note went on to confirm the Globe’s political stance, reading “Many Americans might find this vision appealing, but the Globe’s editorial board finds it deeply troubling.”

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