>> The front cover of German weekly magazine Der Spiegel's newest addition sparking controversy with its depiction of US President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty.>>
> Very provocative image, this man says, that's what first comes to mind.
The cover was designed by Cuban artist Edel Rodriguez who told the Washington Post, quote, it's a beheading of democracy, a beheading of a sacred symbol. The cover follows a series of attacks on Berlin's policies by Trump and his aides. Last month, Trump said Chancellor Angela Merkel made a catastrophic mistake with her open door migration policy.
And this week, his top trade adviser said Germany was using a grossly undervalued euro to gain advantage over the US and others. Attacks which are marking a rapid deterioration in US-German relations.>>