At least one newspaper says it drops the syndicated cartoon "Non Sequitur" after a vulgar message to President Donald Trump appeared on it.
The Butler Eagle in Pennsylvania reported Sunday that the "shot on President Donald Trump" was cost cartoonist Wiley Miller "his place in the comic of Sunday Eagle."
A written message in a cartoon panel of that day appears to begin with "We're excited to go …" followed by Trump's message.
Ron Vodenichar, Eagle publisher and general manager told the paper that the paper was alerted about a reader's message and included a syndicated comic strip.
"No Butler Eagle or any other newspaper that includes this strip has had the opportunity to remove it even if they discovered it before the distribution. We apologize that this disgusting trick remains on public reading. The Butler Eagle will no longer continue with that incarnation, "he said.
The article on paper w as titled, "Lose Lips Sink Strips."
It is not clear if other publishers dropped on the strip, shared by Andrews McMeel Syndication. The company's website says "Non Sequitur" appears in more than 700 publications.
Miller appears to recognize the message in a tweet saying "some of my wise readers saw a small Easter egg."
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Emails seeking comment from Associated Press are left on the syndicate and in Miller.
The Associated Press contributed to this report [1