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The New Yorker has become the latest source of Donald Trump hand jokes.

The magazine’s March 28th cover, designed by artist Barry Blitt, imagines how the Republican frontrunner would read his own palm.

“Not short. Normal,” it reads on one of Trump’s fingers, in the businessman’s distinctive rhetorical style. “Doesn’t mean a thing,” it reads on another.

The New Yorker titled the issue “The Big Short.”

“In a reading, not only are the lines of the palm considered but also the relative sizes of the hand and fingers,” Blitt said in a preview of the March 28 issue.

The size of Trump’s hands has been a topic of ridicule since 1988, when Graydon Carter, the editor of the satirical Spy magazine, described Trump as a “short-fingered vulgarian.”

Almost to this day, Carter — now the editor of Vanity Fair — said he receives “the occasional envelope from Trump” containing photos of himself, his hands circled in gold Sharpie. Trump has blasted Carter in more than two dozen tweets since 2012.

The joke was prominently resurrected this election season when Marco Rubio brought up the subject at a February campaign rally.

Days later, at a Republican debate, Trump fired back at the Florida senator, showing his hands to the audience and saying, “Look at those hands. Are those small hands?”

“And, he referred to my hands if they’re small, something else is small. I guarantee you there is no problem. I guarantee it,” Trump said.

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Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump shows off the size of his hands as rivals Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz look on at the start of a presidential debate in Detroit, Michigan, on March 3. REUTERS/Jim Young


The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump once again defended the size of his hands in an interview with the newspaper’s editorial board.

“My hands are normal hands,” he said. “I was on line shaking hands with supporters and one of the supporters said, ‘Mr. Trump, you have strong hands, you have good size hands.’ And then another one would say, ‘Oh, you have great hands, Mr. Trump. I had no idea.’”

As reported by Business Insider