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PERFECT
Alison Schorger | St. Petersburg, FL | January 21, 2017

Perfect symbol for Trump: a Cheeto. Orange salty fluff on the outside, empty inside, instantly recognizable.

DUCK
S. | Toledo, OH | January 21, 2017

Icon for DT: Donald Duck. Thank you.

LAST NAME
John Rovira | London, UK | January 20, 2017

Greetings from one of your transatlantic cousins. The new president's last name itself may lead you to an apt icon, as the word "trump" is old English slang for breaking wind.

SAD
Jerry Neyman | Quitman,MS | January 20, 2017

The lyrics of "American Pie" keep running through my head today. Sad.

FOR TRUMP
Tom Kirchoff | Pittsford, NY | January 20, 2017

In the past I have loved how you iconized government officials; for Dan Quayle a feather, for George H.W. Bush a "point of light," for Bill Clinton a waffle, etc. My all-time favorite was Dubya's Roman helmet, which over eight years gradually lost its luster.  For Trump, how about a melting creamsicle?

TWEETING
David Irons | Anchorage, AK | January 20, 2017

Since Trump is going to be our tweeting POTUS, how about using Tweety Bird as his icon.

IF
Julius Reuter | Guadalupe, CA | January 20, 2017

If Schwarzenegger was The Gröpenfuhrer, shouldn't Trump be The Grabbenfuhrer? Thanks for making me laugh for so many years.

DONALD TRUMP
Bill | Arena, WI | January 20, 2017

Donald Trump = Unfit For Office = UFO. His icon could be a flying saucer.

REPRESENTING
Stan Gibson | St. Louis, MO | January 20, 2017

The president-elect appears to be waffling on many of his campaign promises. How about representing him as a waffle with Trump hair?

SYMBOL
Dale Polson | Orland Park, IL | January 20, 2017

I think a great symbol for Trump would be an orange windsock -- moving in whatever direction popular opinion blows.

EFFECTIVE
Donald Strandberg | San Antonio, TX | January 20, 2017

Prior presidential icons were pretty effective. How about portraying Trump as a loose cannon?

THE TRUMPSTER
Brant Boucher | Ottawa, CANADA | January 20, 2017

How should Doonesbury represent The Trumpster? One word: baby pacifier. (Okay, two words.)

CONSIDERATION
L.J. Nelson | Falls Church, CA | January 20, 2017

Please allow me to suggest an icon for Donald J. Trump; a flame, as in "pants on fire." Thank you for your consideration.

DUKE
Doug | Rio Rancho, NM | January 13, 2017

It seems possible that Duke is related to Trump...

TRAVEL THROUGH TIME
Madison King | Sharpsville, PA | January 11, 2017

Earlier today, Donald J. Trump did exactly what you predicted in the December 18th strip. Like, literally, almost word-for-word, except he actually shouted down a legitimate news organization in the process. My question is how exactly do you travel through time, as you clearly did? And what are tomorrow's Pennsylvania Lottery numbers?

FOLLOW
Linda Weinberg | Anmore, CANADA | January 11, 2017

Great news that Roland is back on Twitter! I will follow him immediately.

Editor's Note:

 Indeed. As Trump Tweets Bureau Chief for Fox News, Hedley is constantly at his post, fingertips poised, ready to respond to events and to the urgent communcations of PEOTUS. Check @RealRBHJr out here: https://twitter.com/RealRBHJr

MUDLINE
Mary L. Grabski | WI & AL | January 10, 2017

The daily strip is a little too high for me these days, but the Mudline is awesome!

ENJOYING DOONESBURY
Annie in Hawaii | Kapaa, HI | January 09, 2017

I keep trying to find something good during these times. And enjoying Doonesbury is one of those things. Along with trying to get unfriended and deTwittered by Drümpf.

FELT MY BLOOD RUN COLD
John Brennand | Maple Ridge, CANADA | January 08, 2017

As always, today's strip does its job of providing a chuckle while clearly demarcating the insanity enveloping your country. At the same time, I read "Prophet of Doom" in the Daily Briefing section and felt my blood run cold. Over the last few years I have told anyone who will listen that the threat of climate change has me more afraid than the nuclear terror felt during the Reagan years. Now, William Perry has added a codicil to that danger. If, as has been stated by members of the US military, societal disruption caused by climate change is the biggest danger we face, then each of the elements Perry outlines as elevating the chances of tripping a nuclear accident or engagement is cause for alarm. As the dominant life form on this planet, we truly possess the ability to destroy it. Now how do I sleep each night?

PERFECT
Char | Carlton, OR | January 08, 2017

I love today's strip. Perfect!