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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 07:42 PM Sep 2017

(If Only) NewYorker reveals that this is the cover it would have published had Hillary Clinton won [View all]

Over the past ten months, many Americans, regardless of how they voted, have contemplated what life would have looked like if Hillary Clinton had been elected President on November 8, 2016. In at least one respect, we can now share a definitive answer. Above is the cover “The First,” by Malika Favre, that The New Yorker would have published had Clinton defeated Donald Trump to become the first female Commander-in-Chief.

In next week’s issue, David Remnick speaks with Clinton about her new memoir, the campaign, her stinging loss, and its aftermath; their conversation touched on the former F.B.I. director James Comey, accusations of Russian interference, and the role of sexism in Trump’s victory. “Clinton’s memoir radiates with fury at the forces and the figures ranged against her,” Remnick writes, “but it is also salted with self-searching, grief, bitterness, and fitful attempts to channel and contain that fury.” Clinton told him, “Literally, at times when I was writing it, I had to go lie down . . . I just couldn’t bear to relive it.”

Instead of Favre’s moonlit image of Clinton, the following week’s magazine cover was Bob Staake’s “The Wall.” As the magazine’s art editor, Françoise Mouly, wrote at the time, “When we first received the results of the election, we felt as though we had hit a brick wall, full force.” Perhaps no one shared that feeling as viscerally as the vanquished candidate. “In conversation and in the book,” Remnick writes, “Clinton’s pain is manifest.”

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This would have been a great cover Gothmog Sep 2017 #1
That makes me want to cry. madaboutharry Sep 2017 #2
This makes me want to cry.... Pachamama Sep 2017 #3
Me three. Should have been. Glimmer of Hope Sep 2017 #20
It still is a great cover. Should be on her new book. haveahart Sep 2017 #4
It hurts. flygal Sep 2017 #5
In the "Stages of Grief" many of us are still at 1. yallerdawg Sep 2017 #6
I am stuck in denial... 3catwoman3 Sep 2017 #8
I'll never make it to 5. EllieBC Sep 2017 #19
same here. niyad Sep 2017 #24
Me, too. Stuck on 2, probably at an unhealthy level of constant anger. nt Nay Sep 2017 #34
hung up on stage 2 as well. strong anger with a side of bitter. nt. Amimnoch Sep 2017 #37
Had 90 minutes of #1 on election night and then went right to #5 stevenleser Sep 2017 #33
Fuck Putin JI7 Sep 2017 #7
FucK Trump,Putin et al HipChick Sep 2017 #15
A perfect example of the old saw - 3catwoman3 Sep 2017 #9
... Xipe Totec Sep 2017 #10
Beautiful. It reminds us of what we lost. DesertRat Sep 2017 #11
*** vkkv Sep 2017 #12
*sigh* NBachers Sep 2017 #13
They should feature this as their next cover anyway. NBachers Sep 2017 #14
They should, just to set tRump off. What fun! SammyWinstonJack Sep 2017 #31
So poignant Sparkly Sep 2017 #16
At risk of sounding sappy... EllieBC Sep 2017 #17
See it pressbox69 Sep 2017 #18
My heart just got re-broken. LisaM Sep 2017 #21
... SunSeeker Sep 2017 #22
I am crying here. what we SHOULD have had!! niyad Sep 2017 #23
That is beautiful artwork of what should have been. And it breaks my heart. argyl Sep 2017 #25
A room of one's own. Tiggeroshii Sep 2017 #26
Great, now I'm depressed again. NT Bleacher Creature Sep 2017 #27
That would have been lovely. n/t Chemisse Sep 2017 #28
Oh. man...I just want to cry. Even now I think this is just a nightmare. I'll wake up lunamagica Sep 2017 #29
I love that. It reminds me of Ed Hopper paintings. nt Honeycombe8 Sep 2017 #30
She did win kimbutgar Sep 2017 #32
Yeah but they did the Michelle/Barack cover in 2008... MadDAsHell Sep 2017 #35
I was angry at first about that cover, but after thinking about it I believe it was complete Boomerproud Sep 2017 #38
#5 does not apply to me. I don't think I'm going to be OK as long as that man has CTyankee Sep 2017 #36
In that alternate timeline where Gore won in 2000 and 1000's did NOT die in Iraq. K & R nt Persondem Sep 2017 #39
Wow R B Garr Sep 2017 #40
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