Notice President Trump’s foot on the snake. The artist comments:
I want a president that will crush the enemies of liberty, justice, and American prosperity.
They may have the power to bruise his heel, but he will have the power to crush their head!
He is referencing Genesis 3:15:
I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
and you shall bruise his heel.
Christians have often interpreted this passage as an allusion to Jesus Christ’s ultimate victory over evil. So the analogy here is that Trump is Jesus and his enemies are the Devil. Cool!
Notice Sheriff Clarke’s prominent placement over Trump’s left shoulder. Because nothing better communicates good old fashioned patriotic Christian American values than wanton cruelty. I feel so inspired!
You Are Not Forgotten is a follow-up to another McNaughton classic, The Forgotten Man:
White men, do not fear! Now that the Constitution-stomping black man is out of office, we are no longer forgotten!
The most interesting thing about this painting is the placement of the prior presidents behind Obama. Kennedy and Bush seem ambivalent. Clinton, FDR, and Teddy are positively giddy. Lincoln and Washington are outraged. I would have thought Lincoln might be one of the bad ones in this schema.