The cover of Der Spiegel's weekly edition, released this weekend, shows a giant meteor in the shape of Trump's head, hurtling towards Earth with its mouth wide open. The headline reads: “The End of the World (as we know it),” a reference to the famous R.E.M. song.
— SPIEGEL Medien (@SPIEGEL_Medien) November 12, 2016
Other major German media outlets have been similarly pessimistic about the real estate mogul's future presidency.
Die Zeit's weekly edition, published following the results, shows a sad Statue of Liberty, hunched over with an American flag wrapped around her like a security blanket, with an English headline reading “OH MY GOD!”
Stern magazine's edition on Friday declared Trump “The Scary President” with a picture of his face emerging into the light from a black background.
Focus magazine chose a close-up photo of Trump's face with the headline “World power rage” followed by the caption “Why Trump won and how his victory will change our lives.”
Still, business newspaper Handelsblatt took a less ominous approach with their weekend edition, with a caricature of a triumphant Trump riding on top of an Air Force One plane, with the question: “Where is America headed?”