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'you're fired' Earth

Der Spiegel's new cover depicts Trump giving the Earth a big whack with his golf club

The new cover of the magazine Der Spiegel is simple yet devastating. In one corner is President Trump, swinging a golf club. In the other corner is the Earth, which is on fire. In between Trump and the Earth is the president's former reality star tagline: "You're fired."

Trump, Der Spiegel seems to be saying, has essentially fired Mother Earth — or whacked her out of the way with his nine iron — by pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, an international pact aimed at protecting the Earth from being gobbled up by global warming.