Trump always said the White House was a dump and this travesty hanging on the wall of the Oval Office, along with the gold drapes and gold upholstery that he commissioned, proves his point. This object d’art is a gift from none other than car alarm king and congressflake par excellence, Darryl Issa. It’s the newest rendition from painter Andy Thomas, who reprised an earlier portrait of Republican presidents, “Grand Old Gang,” to include Donald Trump. The title of this oeuvre is “The Republican Club.” Trump is thrilled with the portrait. He likes the way it makes him look, and indeed, the only time he’s ever weighed 239 lbs. or had a flat stomach is in the phantasm you see depicted above. Daily Beast:
The painting is the latest in a well-known series by Thomas that depicts past presidents from each party hanging out together. Thomas’ first, which was finished in 2008, included Republicans—minus Trump—playing poker. A subsequent portrait showed Democratic presidents playing pool.
When Thomas decided to add the current president, he said, he found “Trump hard to paint” because of his skin tone and smile, but made him the center of attention anyway.
He said that as far as he knows, no other president has his artwork. He said Issa has both the Democratic and Republican prints hanging in his office and commissioned a portrait of himself from Thomas, who also paints cowboys.
“He’s a really friendly guy and he said, ‘If I get a chance, I’m going to show this to Donald,’” Thomas said.
The painting was spotted as part of a “60 Minutes” piece aired Sunday night. It’s really there, it’s not photoshopped.
— Mother Resister 🗽⚖️ (@MotherResister) October 15, 2018
Perfect. Now we’re just missing the Saudi Prince…
— Judy B (@katetess) October 15, 2018
"Thomas said Trump was a little hard to paint because his light hair, tan skin and lack of dark recesses under his eyes make his face mostly just “a light warm color.” He also found it hard to give Trump a “genuine smile,” and had to redo the painting after his first take"
— Barbara Kreft (@Crazykittymama) October 15, 2018
What would Michaelangelo have done with a chemical complexion and hair that looks like cornsilk that’s been pissed on, you think?
Also, I bet he kept summoning demons.
— Steph M (@upbeats4life) October 15, 2018
Rails of cocaine?
(Prolly not but would be funny) pic.twitter.com/uOQ73ToTTt
— Rebel Rabbi Pesach Lattin (@pacelattin) October 15, 2018
They'll all be partying together in hell sooner or later
— Aerosmith Black Mambazo (@adjournpal) October 15, 2018
That’s my take on it. I think they’re in Hell and I think that’s Satan, pretending to be Honest Abe. Richard Nixon’s at his right hand, I rest my case.
She don’t lie, she don’t lie, she don’t lie, she don’t lie….cocaine.
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