American painter Jon McNaughton unveiled his latest work — a depiction of the famous Emanuel Leutze piece, “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” but with President Trump at the helm.
McNaughton posted a picture of his work, entitled “Crossing the Swamp,” on his Twitter feed on Tuesday, with the wry caption,”Never give up. Never lower your light. Never stop till the swamp is dry.”
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
Instead of the Delaware River, Trump is depicted making his way across a swamp with his cohorts, all clad in camouflage jackets. The White House stands in the background behind the canoe.
What appears to be Vice President Mike Pence is clutching the American flag, while White House press secretary Sarah Sanders commands an oar as she fends off surrounding alligators. In addition to cabinet members, Melania and Ivanka Trump are both featured in the painting.
Here is Leutze’s original painting, on which McNaughton’s is based:
This is not the artist’s first tribute to classic paintings, as his previous work includes a portrait of Hillary Clinton, inspired by Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.”
— Jon McNaughton (@McNaughtonArt) July 28, 2018