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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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Hollywood Steps Up To Defend Antisemitic Democrat

Are these Hollywood actors so blinded by their “resistance” that they are willing to become antisemite-sympathizers?

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There are so many different anecdotes about history and its reputation for repetition that I’ll allow you, dear reader, to fill in your own right here.

We look to the past to ensure our future, because it is a far more sturdy indicator of the way the world works than any social science of our modern age.  We see populations rise and fall, along with their governments, all in a quest for freedom and happiness.

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It is when we feel shame looking back that we have to be the most cognizant.  We can’t shy away from the ugly, hateful truths of humanity.

The Holocaust is a near perfect example, although I despise the idea of situating the word “perfect” anywhere near the atrocity that I am describing.

Liberating troops in the waning days of World War II, as instructed to do so by the governments to which they took oath,  led mandatory guided tours of the Nazi concentration camps for citizens living in the areas surrounding them.  This was not a punishment, although the misery and sorrow certainly weighed upon these people in the same way that guilt does.

No, this was an opportunity for education; an opportunity to say, “don’t turn your back on your leaders for one minute”.

It was antisemitic hatred, driven by leftwing socialists, that caused the Holocaust, and today, here in America, we have liberals in our Congress who have expressed prejudice against the Jewish people.

What’s worse?  Hollywood is siding with the antisemite.

Hollywood celebrities concerned about bigotry in America made one big exception this week to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after she was accused of anti-Semitism for remarks she made about the pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

“It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” Rep. Ilhan Omar said in a social media post about GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy defending Israel.

The deplorable diatribe was lambasted by the sane among us, but, for some reason, Hollywood just couldn’t let this discriminatory democrat face the music.

And then this, from Jewish comedian Sarah Silverman who has already apologized for a stunt in which she dressed like Adolf Hitler while appearing on Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show.

Are these Hollywood actors so blinded by their “resistance” that they are willing to become antisemite-sympathizers?

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Tim Allen and Tom Hanks Moved to Tears Recording Toy Story 4

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As close to our heart as many well-loved movie franchises are, we can often forget that for the actors that bring the characters to life, the characters are that much more important to them.

Time Allen recently told Entertainment Tonight that while he and co-star Tom Hanks were filming the “Toy Story 4” script that they could barely hold it together while recording the final scenes.

“Both Tom and I, who met yesterday for our little guy’s lunch, we were both very very affected by the end of the movie,” Allen said. “So much so that he had turn around. He couldn’t even deliver his end of it, [and] I couldn’t deliver my end of it.”

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“This has been over 20 years of he and I doing this, and it’s made an impact on both of our lives our families lives,” he added.

It’s amazing to think the Toy Story series has spanned two decades and that the once-fresh Pixar blockbuster has now become a well-loved classic.

The story is far from over though—Allen teased the next installment of the series.

“It’s a love story between Tom and his love interest… and then Buzz has to make a decision on how to move on with his life cause Woody’s making some different decisions…” he shared. “It’s so funny and so bright and so interesting and so affecting, towards the end.”

Allen also said there’s a good chance it will just keep on going.

“Once you’ve gotten to four, you’re passed that trilogy [point], so I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t do it, certainly,” Allen shared. “If you ask me, I’d say do five.”

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