Buzz is rapidly building over a new painting by a patriotic artist that may very well be his masterpiece as well as a modern American classic.
In an epic reinterpretation of Emanuel Leutze’s 1851 artwork “Washington Crosses The Delaware” Utah-based conservative Jon McNaughton has updated the iconic painting for modern times with President Trump making the journey across the Washington swamp.
As the father of our country, Gen. Washington’s crossing and subsequent surprise attack on Hessian soldiers at Trenton, New Jersey would be a pivotal moment in the Revolutionary War that would culminate in breaking free from the tyranny of the monarchy.
McNaughton’s vision replaces Washington with President Trump with the symbolism of the entrenched elements of the Deep State swamp substituting for the British Empire. It is an amazing work that is thoroughly appropriate for these dark days as Trump leads the charge against those whose grip must be broken if the republic is to survive.
The artist unveiled the painting on Twitter:
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
Utah-based artist Jon McNaughton touched off a social media frenzy as he shared his painting, “Crossing the Swamp,” Tuesday on Twitter. The painting is a riff on the classic “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” only it replaces George Washington’s crew with members of the Trump administration.
“My new painting—‘Crossing the Swamp’ ‘Never give up. Never lower your light. Never stop till the swamp is dry,’” McNaughton tweeted.
The painting shows Trump at the helm, and Vice President Pence carrying the flag by his side.
McNaughton identifies the rest as: U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley; Defense Secretary Jim Mattis; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson; Attorney General Jeff Sessions; first lady Melania Trump; Secretary of State Pompeo; White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders; the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump; National Security Adviser Bolton; Kellyanne Conway; and Chief of Staff John Kelly.
McNaughton is a Trump supporter, hashtagging “MAGA” on his Twitter bio.
The artist’s website provides his own message:
Crossing the Swamp, by Jon McNaughton
Over 240 years ago George Washington suffered through Valley Forge and crossed the Delaware River to bring an astonishing victory to the Continental Army. This led to what many thought was impossible, to defeat a despot King and his formidable army.
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.
As an artist, I paint what I feel needs to be said about the current state of our country. My hope is that Trump will be remembered as the President that restored America’s greatness. I want to be on that boat for freedom!