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John McNaughton, the artist behind “The Forgotten Man,” a famous painting depicting former President Obama standing on the Constitution, has created a companion piece featuring President Trump.

“You Are Not Forgotten,” the latest painting by political artist John McNaughton, is a clear parallel to his earlier work featuring former President Obama. In “The Forgotten Man” a man representing the American people can be seen with his head hung low sitting on a park bench. President Obama is standing to his left, intentionally ignoring the forgotten man, while stepping on the Constitution. In contrast, “You Are Not Forgotten” features the same forgotten man except now he is accompanied by his wife and daughter and they are watching a tree grow with the blessing of President Trump, who is standing on the head of a snake.

“Now, because of unconstitutional acts imposed upon the American people by our government, we stand on the precipice of disaster,” McNaughton said in a video, describing his work featuring former President Obama. “The painting symbolically suggests the actions of Barack Obama, as well as other presidents. Yes, their actions speak louder than words, as do the brushstrokes in my painting.”

The tone and tenor of “The Forgotten Man” depicts a great pessimism for the future of America. While formulating the Obama painting, McNaughton asked himself, “if the presidents of the past could speak to us today what would they say?” By the expressions on their face, McNaughton makes it clear that earlier presidents would not appreciate modern trends. In all, the mood of “The Forgotten Man” is gloomy, and expresses deep fears for the future of America.

“You Are Not Forgotten,” however, reveals a distinct change in the artist’s mood. The picture represents great optimism for the future of America, and the dismantling of the Washington elite.

“Last year we elected President Trump,” explained McNaughton. “He expressed by his words and demeanor what Americans wanted – a man who was not going to bow down to Washington or other countries. A man that would not forget the “forgotten men and women” of this country who elected him.”

Indeed, the forgotten man featured in both paintings is booming with optimism next to President Trump, while his future looked bleak with former President Obama nearby. The artist represents this optimism in the form of the tree. A loving family is supporting the man who is looking fondly at the new life springing up before him, representing a newfound hope for the future of our country.

By the end of the video, McNaughton shared some of his own hopes for the future. “I want a president that will crush the enemies of liberty, justice, and American prosperity,” he explained.

The snake crushed by President Trump in the painting represents the enemies to liberty – the enemies of the American people. President Trump is an outsider taking down the Washington elite, and as McNaughton explains, “They may have the power to bruise his heel, but he will have the power to crush their head!”

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Jennifer Beard November 2, 2017
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Truly a masterpiece.
Luana September 5, 2017
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He seems to grasp what the entire congress fails to grasp. And he represents us very well. Great artist, paints 45 miles south of me and you are right Penny he does many, many more, but mostly around the best of America and Americans. BTW, Conservative Fighters, I have to tell you I hate, hate the adds for viagra etc., with all the grease etc., in the picture. I wish you would monitor them better, cause they make me sick.
Penny September 3, 2017
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I would not say he is a "political artist". I would say he is an artist. He has done many more paintings that are not political at all. Some of my favorites are the Italian series and the mountains and scenery of the west and southwest.
Cynthia Brazen September 1, 2017
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Wow!! Love it.
Joe September 1, 2017
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Such great symbolism; hard to equal artistic quality. Yes, we ALL have one president (DT); just like we All had one president for the previous 8 years (BHO). Live with it and deal with it; just like we sucked-it-up for so many years.
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laura September 1, 2017
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I advertise on my pageoften this is the best artist out there. Easily obtained heirlooms reasonable price as well and this artwork is spectacular. I will own them all soon.
Sheila Butler September 1, 2017
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So true.
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ron engelhardt September 1, 2017
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Awesome, Beautiful, I'm Sure Our President is Very Proud Of YOUR Work. Bravo !
Charlotte Charles September 1, 2017
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I love the sentiment and the love that is evident in this painting, very touching.
Claire Robbins Thomas September 1, 2017
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Your painting absolutely conveys the values that you wanted it to, it is absolutely brilliant! Thank you, dear man, for not just sharing your skills with all of us, (i don't want to embarrass you) Thank you for spilling your guts and all of your feelings into these paintings. They are nicely hidden for the obtuse, but your raw feelings will bring people to tears. Isn't that what we strive to achieve?
Lance E Stella September 1, 2017
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Do you have any idea just how annoying it is to have your crap constantly popping up blocking part of my screen? Having to stop doing what I am doing so I can delete you time after time is a real pain in the ass!!!!!!!!!
Millard Kinnison September 1, 2017
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I love all his paintings....except for one but it speaks volumes. But then they all do.
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sammy cox September 1, 2017
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What a wonderful painting.....Thank you Mr. Mcnaughton.
Carlos Pandis September 1, 2017
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3% GDP growth and up, highest consumer confidence since 2001, in other words economy on the rise are the reasons why Trump is my president
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