Sean Hannity has been one of Donald Trump’s biggest media champions during his campaign, often being one of his most steadfast supporters on network television and radio even through the most violent of media blitzes against him.
The day after Trump’s triumphant victory on election day, Sean Hannity talked about “The Forgotten Man” painting by Jon McNaughton, which features every American president from Washington to Obama standing in front of the White House with the US Constitution on the ground, while an average man sits on a bench looking alone, neglected and forlorn.
Here is Jon McNaughton’s original post on Facebook describing his painting:
Sean Hannity posted a picture of McNaughton’s painting on his website Wednesday, stating that it shows how “out of touch” our politicians are with this country, and while they argue policy, a large swath of our country’s citizens are neglected. Hannity said that “this painting shows what the election was about”, the forgotten man. In his opening monologue, Hannity also said:
“They are the forgotten people who stood up to the media establishment, the republican party establishment that wasn’t supporting Trump, the Democratic party that wasn’t supporting Trump and the globalists establishment who doesn’t have your best interests at heart.”
Donald Trump even mentioned the forgotten man in his victory speech, saying “The forgotten man will be forgotten no longer”, to which he received roaring applause.
Now, it seems Sean Hannity was so moved by the impact of this portrait, that the artist has sold the original painting to him as a gift for Donald Trump the hang in the White House, since he announced this purchase Facebook.
Jon McNaughton says, “Sean Hannity just purchased my painting “The Forgotten Man” to give to Donald Trump to hang in the White House.” I would imagine he did this to serve not only as a reminder to Donald Trump of the promises he made to the voters, but also remind any establishment politicians of their failure to acknowledge a large portion of America, and what happens when politicians put their own interests ahead of the forgotten men and women of this country.
This painting illustrates the current failure of our government perfectly, and I’m glad that Hannity decided to purchase it for Donald Trump as it represents the very issue that drove so many voters to his movement.
Although considering the painting has Barack Obama literally stamping on the Constitution, I can imagine it might be placed in Trump’s personal residential wing of the White House, rather than the oval office at first.
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