Everyone knows of John Trumbull’s famous painting of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence. Well, ancestry.com just trolled the Hell out of Trump supporters who want to Make America White Again. In a new ad for this patriotic celebration of our independence, they bring together 29 direct descendants of the signers and recreate the painting.
Only there’s a catch. See if you can spot it:
At first you see people of different ages and colors reciting the words of the Declaration. Then ancestry hits everyone with the punch line. They’re ALL descendants of the signers. Every color. Every ethnicity. And probably every religion as well.
As expected, comments on this video range from tears of appreciation to the utterly vile.
I can imagine what the reaction of the right will be to this moving video.
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