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Crossing The Swamp: Twitter Made Memes Out of a 'Heroic' Painting of Donald Trump

Trump is sailing on a boat much like George Washington - only he's going around in circles.

Raka Mukherjee | News18.com@RakaMukherjeee

Updated:August 3, 2018, 5:48 PM IST
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Crossing The Swamp: Twitter Made Memes Out of a 'Heroic' Painting of Donald Trump
Trump is sailing on a boat much like George Washington - only he's going around in circles.
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Trump is always in the media - something or the other he does or says manages to make headlines every other day. And now he's also in paintings.

An artist, Jon McNaughton, whose official page bio states that he is, "an established artist from Utah whose new paintings have attracted the international attention of millions over the last few years" has created a painting of the US President.

McNaughton based his work on a famous painting which is often featured in history books as The battle of Trenton and Princeton. In this painting, George Washington is seen rowing across the icy river of Delaware.

McNaughton has recreated that in a painting that features Trump as George Washington at the helm. Then, there are a lot of US soldiers, and Melania and Ivanaka Trump as well.

McNaughton also shared a Youtube video of him creating the painting and explaining the significance of it.

 

“Trump endeavors to cross the ‘swamp’ of Washington D.C. as he carries the light of truth, hope and prosperity,” McNaughton explained. “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.”

While McNaughton may actually have had great intentions with the painting - Twitter on the other hand, had a field day with it. Some had some pretty nice observations to make about the painting itself.

Some, on the other hand turned the the painting into better versions of the original.

McNaughton also posted a tweet of how he tried to promote this painting of his on Facebook, but Facebook turned it down

This is not the first time McNaughton has made paintings of Trump - however, this is the first one which has got him so much flak on social media. It doesn't seem to be his last, either.

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