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Twitter has strong feelings about TIME’s powerful ‘Welcome to America’ cover amid border crisis

President Donald Trump graced the latest cover of TIME magazine Thursday in what is perhaps their most harrowing visual critique of his presidency yet.

For the cover, TIME created a photo illustration of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore’s now-viral image of a two-year-old Honduran girl crying as her mother was being detained at the border. The president is seen towering over her. While Trump signed an executive order meant to end the separation of families at the border, thousands of families still remain apart and plan to reunite them are murky, Vox reports.

Moore has been photographing immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border for years, but when talking about taking this particular picture he told TIME, “This one was tough for me. As soon as it was over, they were put into a van. I had to stop and take deep breaths… all I wanted to do was pick her up. But I couldn’t.” The picture has already become the most emblematic symbol of America’s immigration debate, and this TIME issue has only further ignited the conversation.

In the hours after its release, many have taken to Twitter to praise the cover, criticize President Trump, and discuss the border crisis.

POWERFUL cover from @Time.

“Welcome to America. Sadly, torturing children by snatching them from their parents – and then sending them off with strangers thousands of miles away is how Donald Trump feels powerful.”

“Hey, @realDonaldTrump, you can hang this REAL @TIME cover on your wall and take down all those fake ones. Welcome to America! #MAGA”

“Time’s new cover: ‘Welcome to America’ kid… the tiny, innocent, frightened child speaks truth to the Tangerine Tyrant’s corrupt, dictatorial power.”
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