Iran deal

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on December 9, 2016

Question(s)

1. To what two news stories does this cartoon refer?

2. Tone is the attitude a cartoonist takes towards a subject. Which pair of words best describes the tone of this cartoon?
a) respectful/admiring
b) resigned/defeated
c) light-hearted/humorous
d) sarcastic/cynical

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Jerry Holbert
























Answer(s)

1. President-elect Donald Trump has said at various times that he would pull out of the Iran nuke deal President Obama made, renegotiate it or treat it like a contract. Mr. Trump has also said throughout his campaign that he will build a wall on the border and make Mexico pay for it.  Holbert exaggerates the way Trump will deal with these two issues.

2. c) light-hearted/humorous