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An editorial cartoonist often uses humor to illustrate a news item. One of the types of humor used is irony. Irony is defined as when the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs.
Describe the irony of Dana Summers’ cartoon.
What ongoing news story is cartoonist Dana Summers illustrating in this cartoon?

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Cartoon by Dana Summers


The GOP (the official Republican Party) does not want Donald Trump to win the Republican presidential primary.  They have been trying to undermine his campaign subtly (and maybe not so subtly) but it only continues to make them look bad. Nothing they do to back a “serious” candidate has any effect on Trump’s popularity.