The cover of the upcoming May 22nd issue of The New Yorker mashes up two big recent news stories -- President Trump's firing this week of FBI Director James Comey and a passenger being violently dragged off a United Airlines flight last month. The illustration shows Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a police officer dragging Comey down the aisle of an airplane, the way Dr. David Dao was dragged down the aisle of the United plane. Trump, dressed as the plane's captain, looks on. The image went viral, but Dao's attorney, Thomas Demetrio, doesn't think it's that funny, telling MarketWatch that while the cover's very clever, it minimizes his client's pain and suffering from the incident, in which he lost teeth, broke his nose and suffered a concussion. He said, "They must feel that Comey's exit was Dao-ish when in fact it wasn't," explaining that while lots of people have been fired, they weren't injured. However, he's not expected to take any action against the magazine.
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