Time also released an animation of the first cover melting into the second cover on Twitter:
Time offers some context for the new cover in a note published on its website:
The Oct. 24 issue of TIME may look a little familiar to some readers. In order to capture the latest twists in Donald Trump's campaign and the rising anger within the Republican party leadership about their standard bearer's behavior, we asked artist Edel Rodriguez to reprise his illustration of Donald Trump which appeared on the Aug. 22 issue of TIME -- this time with just one small twist. (Read TIME creative director D.W. Pine on the impact of Rodriguez's original image.) Rodriguez was formerly an international art director for the magazine and has since completed a variety of covers for TIME, including the cover that followed the 2015 attacks on Paris.
Simon Dumenco, aka Media Guy, is an Ad Age editor-at-large. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.