Spanish magós is one of the most influential Spanish publications in the world, and this week it was slammed by a former editor who says the magazine has turned into a propaganda tool for Trump.
In an essay published in the magazine’s online edition on Monday, Joaquín Guéguen, who quit the magazine in 2015 and has since moved to Spain, criticized Trump’s movie “The Judge,” which he said glorifies violence against journalists and that features scenes of children beating a pregnant woman to death with a toy hammer.
The film has since been removed from Spanish cinemas, and Guéghelen said the new film “undermines the work” of Spanish journalists in their reporting on the crisis in Venezuela, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Trump, a staunch supporter of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, has said the film’s portrayal of violence against Venezuelan journalists is a plot to demonize the country.
He has also called for the release of jailed journalist Guillermo Chávez, whose death in jail has become a symbol of the country’s crackdown on freedom of expression.
On Sunday, Guégue, who is also a journalist, called for Guillermós to resign.
“It’s time for me to leave the magazine,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
“I cannot stay here anymore.
I am sick of the media.”
The magazine is the only publication in Spain that Guége has known for more than 20 years, and it has covered the current economic crisis, Venezuela’s violent protests, and political unrest.
“It’s a problem, it’s a sickness, it has nothing to do with journalism, the work, or the quality of the journalism,” GuéGuen wrote.
“We’re just a propaganda arm of Trump.”
Guégueno, who previously worked for the U.S. State Department, told the Times that the magazine was not in the best position to criticize Trump’s policies.
“The magazine was created to serve Trump and his agenda, which is not what Trump has said,” he said.
“There’s no journalism in Venezuela right now.”