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This Epic Painting of the Trump Administration is Breaking the Internet

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If you’ve been on social media over the last 24 hours, there’s a good chance you’ve seen this painting, titled “Crossing the Swamp”.

It depicts the Trump administration crossing the swamp of Washington DC at night, in the manner of the famous painting of Washington’s miraculous crossing of the Delaware River, shielded from the British by a perfectly timed fog, the appearance of which seems to have been nothing short of divine.

Here’s the original painting:

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History.com explains why the crossing has become such an iconic event of the Revolutionary War:

During the American Revolution, Patriot General George Washington crosses the Delaware River with 5,400 troops, hoping to surprise a Hessian force celebrating Christmas at their winter quarters in Trenton, New Jersey. The unconventional attack came after several months of substantial defeats for Washington’s army that had resulted in the loss of New York City and other strategic points in the region….

The victory was not particularly significant from a strategic point of view, but news of Washington’s initiative raised the spirits of the American colonists, who previously feared that the Continental Army was incapable of victory.

So it seems fitting to depict the Trump administration in a similar pose, navigating the figurative swamp of Washington DC, originally constructed on a physical swap.

Trump’s victory has done so much to boost the morale of millions of Americans, who believe once again that their voices matter in Washington and that we have a commander-in-chief who genuinely cares about their best interests.

So when artist Jon McNaughton posted his “Crossing of the Swamp” painting on Twitter Tuesday, while not without plenty of mockers, others found depicting President Trump in this way was more than fitting.

“Today, Trump endeavors to cross the ‘swamp’ of Washington DC as he carries the light of truth, hope, and prosperity. 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. The establishment Democrats, Never-Trumper-Republicans, Deep State, and Fake News Media will do all they can to stop the majority of the American people from succeeding,” McNaughton writes on his website, where he is selling prints of the painting.

The figures joining Trump on the boat are members of his administration as well as FLOTUS. From left to right: Nikki Haley, James Mattis, Ben Carson, President Trump, Jeff Sessions, Mike Pence, Melania Trump, Mike Pompeo, Sarah Sanders, Ivanka Trump, John Bolton, Kellyanne Conway, John Kelly.

There may have been another prominent Washington figure snuck in there, too, as one Twitter user pointed out:

Jokes aside, and there are plenty of jokes, while it might be a stretch to compare Trump’s presidency to Washington’s leadership during the Revolutionary war, there is no question that he is breaking norms and challenging the status quo in the swamp he’s promised to drain, and that his victory at the polls n 2016 was also nothing short of miraculous.

Like the mist that concealed Washington’s troops from the British, there was a perfectly timed series of events that catapulted Trump to victory, to the shock of much of the American people. And yet, here he is, a year and a half into his administration, and he’s shocked us countless times by actually following through on his campaign promises and leading a surprisingly conservative–and successful–administration.

Many on the left will never admit it, but Trump is bound to go down in history as a great President and strong leader.

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Fox News Employees Resign Over Tucker Carlson’s Latest Jan 6 Series

The pair were incensed at Carlson’s claims.

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Tucker Carlson is no stranger to controversy, having helmed one of the most popular television shows in the mainstream media, but his latest look at the events of January 6th appears to have irked some at Fox News.

Carlson’s “Patriot Purge” series examines the pervasive theory that the event itself was a “false flag” attack, carried out by the enemies of American conservatism, in an effort to vilify those who identify as right-of-center.

The premise did not sit well with at least two of Fox News’ longtime employees.

Fox News contributors Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes have resigned following the release of Tucker Carlson’s documentary on the January 6 Capitol insurrection, “Patriot Purge,” citing concerns about the documentary’s potential to incite violence and the cable news outlet’s direction of coverage in the post-Trump era, The New York Times reported.

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Goldberg and Hayes joined Fox News as contributors in early 2009 while also working for conservative political magazines. In 2019, they worked together to found The Dispatch, a conservative online publication with nearly 30,000 paying subscribers, according to The New York Times.

The pair believed that Carlson’s docu-series was inherently “dangerous”.

“This is not happening. And we think it’s dangerous to pretend it is. If a person with such a platform shares such misinformation loud enough and long enough, there are Americans who will believe — and act upon — it,” Goldberg and Hayes said in a statement. “This isn’t theoretical. This is what actually happened on January 6, 2021.”

The news comes just days after another Fox News personality, legendary journalist Geraldo Rivera, spoke out about the content of “Patriot Purge”, stating bluntly that he found the allegations of a false flag attack to be “bulls***”.

Tucker Carlson is no stranger to controversy, having helmed one of the most popular television shows in the mainstream media, but his latest look at the events of January 6th appears to have irked some at Fox News. Carlson’s “Patriot Purge” series examines the pervasive theory that the event itself was a “false flag” attack, carried out by the enemies of American conservatism, in an effort to vilify those who identify as right-of-center. The premise did not sit well with at least two of Fox News’ longtime employees. Fox News contributors Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes have resigned following the release of Tucker Carlson’s documentary on the January 6 Capitol insurrection, “Patriot Purge,” citing concerns about the documentary’s potential to incite violence and the cable news outlet’s direction of coverage in the post-Trump era, The New York Times reported. Goldberg and Hayes joined Fox News as contributors in early 2009 while also working for conservative political magazines. In 2019, they worked together to found The Dispatch, a conservative online publication with nearly 30,000 paying subscribers, according to The New York Times. The pair believed that Carlson’s docu-series was inherently “dangerous”. “This is not happening. And we think it’s dangerous to pretend it is. If a person with such a platform shares such misinformation loud enough and long enough, there are Americans who will believe — and act upon — it,” Goldberg and Hayes said in a statement. “This isn’t theoretical. This is what actually happened on January 6, 2021.” The news comes just days after another Fox News personality, legendary journalist Geraldo Rivera, spoke out about the content of “Patriot Purge”, stating bluntly that he found the allegations of a false flag attack to be “bulls***”.

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2021’s Most Sought After Conservative Gift: Joe in the Box

This hilarious gift is exclusive to Patriot Depot and the Flag and Cross store and only in extremely limited quantities. 

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With the Christmas holiday fast approaching, Americans are making their lists and checking them twice, hoping to find the perfect gift for their friends, family, and loved ones.

And, with politics no longer taking a back seat in our popular culture, there will be plenty of Beltway-themed gifts placed under the tree in 2021, from the ever-popular “Build the Wall” play sets, to just about any piece of “Let’s Go Brandon” merchandise you can think of.

But perhaps the most sought-after gift for the politically-minded person of your list has now arrived:  The “Joe in a Box” from Flag and Cross.

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From the website:

Pop goes the WEASEL! Yes, we said it.

Your liberal friends’ mind’s will explode when they see this gift of the year, and we can’t say “sorry!”

Because who can resist the hilarity that will ensue when this White Elephant gift of the century appears at parties and living rooms nationwide. Oh look, it’s harmless sleepy Joe…dah-dah-dah-dahhhhdah…. and out pops the crazy, cackling, communist grimace of the person we all think is really in charge!

That’s right…there’s quite a surprise once you’ve fully cranked the handle on the Joe in the Box:

That’s right!  It’s “Border Czar” and possible “Shadow President” Kamala Harris!

This hilarious gift is exclusive to Patriot Depot and the Flag and Cross store and only in extremely limited quantities.  Click here to purchase!

With the Christmas holiday fast approaching, Americans are making their lists and checking them twice, hoping to find the perfect gift for their friends, family, and loved ones. And, with politics no longer taking a back seat in our popular culture, there will be plenty of Beltway-themed gifts placed under the tree in 2021, from the ever-popular “Build the Wall” play sets, to just about any piece of “Let’s Go Brandon” merchandise you can think of. But perhaps the most sought-after gift for the politically-minded person of your list has now arrived:  The “Joe in a Box” from Flag and Cross. From the website: Pop goes the WEASEL! Yes, we said it. Your liberal friends’ mind’s will explode when they see this gift of the year, and we can’t say “sorry!” Because who can resist the hilarity that will ensue when this White Elephant gift of the century appears at parties and living rooms nationwide. Oh look, it’s harmless sleepy Joe…dah-dah-dah-dahhhhdah…. and out pops the crazy, cackling, communist grimace of the person we all think is really in charge! That’s right…there’s quite a surprise once you’ve fully cranked the handle on the Joe in the Box: That’s right!  It’s “Border Czar” and possible “Shadow President” Kamala Harris! This hilarious gift is exclusive to Patriot Depot and the Flag and Cross store and only in extremely limited quantities.  Click here to purchase!

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