A newspaper says it will stop publishing a popular cartoon after a vulgar message addressed to President Donald Trump appeared in his last issue.
"Non Sequitur" is a syndicated cartoon by Wiley Miller and is a regular feature of the Pennsylvania publication The Butler Eagle.
Readers are encouraged to color in the black and white three-paneled cartoon, which this week received a "Bearaissance" character with the name & # 39; Leonardo Bear Vinci & # 39 ;.
But on Sunday, readers saw that a small scratch in one of the panels appears, stating: "We like to say suicide … Trump."
President Donald Trump returns to the White House in Washington, DC on February 8th. The cartoon "Non Sequitur" was removed after a vulgar message was published in the film, addressed to the president. Olivier Douliery-Pool / Getty Images
Ron Vodenichar, Eagle publisher and general manager was not happy with the message that was reported to him after a reader noticed it.
In a Butler Eagle article with the headline: "Loose lips sinking strip: cartoonist fired for healing," Vodenichar was quoted as saying that the message "was apparently posted by someone in the creative department of the comic strip maker or syndication who controls it.
"Neither The Butler Eagle nor any other newspaper containing this comic had the opportunity to remove it even if it had been discovered before distribution.
"We apologize that so-called lying trick was continued on the readership. The Butler Eagle will immediately stop that strip, "Vodenichar said.
The comic is distributed by Andrews McMeel Syndication whose website indicates that it occurs in more than 700 newspapers. It is unclear whether other publications will follow.
In a tweet, Miller seemed to refer to the message by saying, "Some of my astute readers have seen a small Easter egg … Can you find it? "
Miller does not hide his contempt for Trump on Twitter. After the address of the State of the Union, he tweeted on February 6th: "Trump's SOTU address was essentially that guy shouting at his bloody wife:" WHY DO YOU MAKE YOU STAY? " "
About immigration, he was referring to him as "the main light breiser" that presents "zero evidence to support this claim" about the number of people entering Mexico from Mexico.
In response to reports that Trump had blamed the Democrats for faltering conversations on the boundary wall, Miller tweeted: "The projectionist in gas light explains it all, such a stable genius."
The negotiators for the Republicans and the Democrats had hoped that a deal would be reached on Monday so that the Congress could pass on the legislation in time for the closing date of February 15th.
Newsweek has contacted Miller and Andrews McMeel Syndication for comment.