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Boston Globe Prints Fake Front Page Imagining Trump Presidency

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The editorial board of The Boston Globe is using a satirical front page to express its uneasiness with a potential Donald Trump presidency.

The newspaper published a satirical front page for its "Ideas" section. The page, dated April 9, 2017, features a large photo of Trump as president below a headline that reads "Deportations to Begin." 

The accompanying story has Trump calling on Congress to fund a deportation program amid protests. Another article focuses on a plunging stock market. Some jokes are included, such as a mention of Yellowstone National Park being renamed for Trump.

In an editorial, the Globe calls the satire "an exercise in taking a man at his word." 

The newspaper denounces Trump’s White House run as “flippant and reckless” and contends his vision for the country is “profoundly un-American."

"The toxic mix of violent intimidation, hostility to criticism, and explicit scapegoating of minorities shows a political movement is taking hold in America," the Globe says.

The Globe also blames the Republican party's "actions and inactions" for creating an environment where a candidate like Trump can flourish.

"After all, a candidate spewing anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, authoritarian rhetoric didn’t come out of nowhere," it said.

The Trump campaign didn't immediately return a request for comment.

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