Cartoonist Under Fire for Hiding Vulgar anti-Trump Message

Wiley Miller appeared to acknowledge the message in a tweet that said 'some of my sharp-eyed readers have spotted a little Easter egg. ... Can you find it?'

In this file photo taken on January 19, 2019 US President Donald Trump speaks as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, before flying to Dover Air force Base to visit with families of fallen soldiers
Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP

 At least one newspaper says it has dropped the syndicated cartoon “Non Sequitur” after a vulgar message to President Donald Trump appeared in it.

The Butler Eagle in Pennsylvania reported Sunday that the “shot at President Donald Trump” will cost cartoonist Wiley Miller “his place in the Eagle’s Sunday comics.”

A scribbled message in one panel of that day’s cartoon appears to begin with “We fondly say go ...” followed by the message to Trump - "go f*ck yourself Mr. Trump."

It’s not clear whether other publications have dropped the strip, distributed by Andrews McMeel Syndication. The company’s website says “Non Sequitur” appears in more than 700 newspapers.

Miller appeared to acknowledge the message in a tweet that said “some of my sharp-eyed readers have spotted a little Easter egg. ... Can you find it?”

Emails seeking comment were left with the syndicate and with Miller.