Painter Jon McNaughton, a Utah resident with a record of creating artwork about President Donald Trump and his administration that has already brought him praise from Trump supporters and angry criticism from Trump opponents, has unveiled his latest piece. . .
McNaughton’s updated version of that iconic image shows Trump and his inner circle aboard a rickety boat, navigating a crossing of the Washington “swamp.”
My new painting – “Crossing the Swamp”
“Never give up. Never lower your light.
Never stop till the swamp is dry.” – Jon McNaughton
For a list of figures in the boat: https://t.co/ZIPdkBgcFU pic.twitter.com/CTPndvK5LM
— Jon McNaughton (@McNaughtonArt) July 31, 2018
According to McNaughton’s website, the other figures are, from left: United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, first daughter Ivanka Trump, National Security Advisor John Bolton, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway (she’s hard to see), and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
The symbolism is obvious. Just as George Washington led a small army to fight against the seemingly invincible British empire during the American Revolution, Trump and his band of cabinet secretaries are battling the seemingly impregnable swamp of Washington, D.C. . .
Hard to believe someone would waste time and talent on such an insane idea. Are Americans really this stupid and crazy????? That out of touch with reality?
— Dudley's Mom (@Holdoneasy) August 1, 2018
What a joke and lie. He is the swamp!
— Judy (@JudyChu06634420) August 1, 2018
I Love it! Really depicts what is going on. DRAIN THAT SWAMP MR. PRESIDENT. The American People need it drained and soon so we can have a Fair Government to rule our nation.
— Virginia Coleman (@Vlv7Coleman) August 1, 2018
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