Sean Hannity asks the ‘left’ to critique some Trump art, gets owned

Fox News host Sean Hannity, an unabashed supporter of President Donald Trump, tried to stir the Twitter pot on Monday night when he asked people what they thought of a painting someone made of the president holding a tattered American flag on a football field.

Clearly trying to own the libs in light of the extreme backlash he faced after posting (and then deleting) a post about the “scandal” regarding “secret sperm” in President Barack Obama‘s official portrait, Hannity said: “the ‘left’ loves art, and especially taxpayer-funded art that is ‘provocative.’ Let’s get their reaction to this” before posting a YouTube link to a painting by Jon McNaughton.

McNaughton’s painting shows Trump clutching a “shredded, trampled, grass-stained” American flag on a football field, trying to clean it and looking morose.

In McNaughton’s video about his art, he explains that he was “offended” by NFL players kneeling during the national anthem this past football season as a way of protesting police brutality against people of color.

Trump attacked NFL players on several occasions, even calling for protesting players to be fired. The president also launched a petition asking his supporters to show they stand with him in his criticism of protesting NFL players.

“In my mind I envisioned the president standing on a football field after he’s picked up a shredded, trampled, grass-stained American flag,” McNaughton says in his video that Hannity linked to. “He holds to his chest and attempts to clean it with a rag, and he says ‘what are you doing?'”

Hannity’s publicity of McNaughton’s video may have done more harm than good because the responses were exactly what you’d expect:

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Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).