The New Yorker reveals cover it would have published if Hillary Clinton won

The former secretary of state is promoting a new book about her defeat 

Andrew Buncombe
New York
Thursday 14 September 2017 17:57 BST
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Ms Clinton amassed three million more votes than Mr Trump
Ms Clinton amassed three million more votes than Mr Trump (Getty)

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In the ten months since Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump, plenty of people had wondered what might have been had things turned out differently.

Some supporters of Ms Clinton remain in denial, others took Mr Trump’s victory as a call to arms and an inspiration "to resist". Plenty of people, Ms Clinton among them, are still pained and anguished.

Yet one issue has been resolved: the front cover that the progressive New Yorker magazine would have published had America elected its first female president, rather than the former host of The Apprentice.

Many believe the image by Malika Favre takes on new power given Ms Clinton's loss and the circumstances of her defeat (New Yorker )
Many believe the image by Malika Favre takes on new power given Ms Clinton's loss and the circumstances of her defeat (New Yorker ) (New Yorker)

To accompany an interview with Ms Clinton, as she promotes a new memoir, What Happened, the magazine has revealed it planned to use a painting entitled The First by French illustrator Malika Favre.

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The image shows Ms Clinton gazing at the moon from what appears to be the interior of the Oval Office in the White House. Many have said the image - which would have been viewed with optimism by many of the magazine’s readers had Ms Clinton won last - takes on a new power and melancholy as a result of her defeat to Mr Trump.

After Ms Clinton’s defeat, the magazine instead ran on the front cover of its November 21, 2016 edition, an image showing a red brick barrier called The Wall, by artist Bob Staake.

At the time, the magazine’s art editor, Françoise Mouly, wrote: “When we first received the results of the election, we felt as though we had hit a brick wall, full force.”

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