A new painting depicts President Donald Trump and members of his administration “Crossing the Swamp” of Washington, D.C.
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
The list of figures that the artist, Jon McNaughton, identified, from left to right, include U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, first lady Melania Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, adviser Ivanka Trump; national security adviser John Bolton, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, and chief of staff John Kelly.
The painting is a spinoff of the famous painting of former President George Washington crossing the Delaware River.Painting by Emanuel Leutze/Getty Images
Sharing his new painting on Twitter, McNaughton has almost 6,100 retweets and 3,900 comments. Some comments showed distaste, while others showed appreciation:
— Billy Kapcoe (@BKapcoe) August 1, 2018
WABBIT SEASON pic.twitter.com/DsbfbIt11L
— We’re One Year Out From Blade Runner (@jimmystagger) July 31, 2018
That must be Maxine Waters in front of the boat. (The Gator in the swamp)
— Reg28th (@Reg28th) July 31, 2018
— Jimbo Jones (@1_straighttalk) August 1, 2018
ok but Melania wouldn’t be caught dead in a camo hunting jacket https://t.co/OMrlM7ctB8
— David Mack (@davidmackau) July 31, 2018
“Trump endeavors to cross the ‘swamp’ of Washington, D.C., as he carries the light of truth, hope, and prosperity,” McNaughton described the painting on his website. “The murky water of the deep state is laced with dangerous vermin, perfectly willing to destroy American prosperity for their personal ideologies and financial gain.
“My hope is that Trump will be remembered as the president that restored America’s greatness,” McNaughton added. “I want to be on that boat for freedom!”