by Frank Coffey
Washington (eTruePolitics) – ArtAct, an enigmatic group of artist/activists who have tormented current U.S. president Trump since his election with public pranks – like “rebranding” Trump Tower ‘Treason Tower” complete with a realistic looking faux façade – has struck a Trumpian nerve once again. The current salvo is a photo illustration showing Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner in a jail cell. A spokesman for ArtAct said they plan to distribute the illustration to elementary schools throughout the country to “educate children about the perils of lying and cheating.”
“Artists make me SICK, especially painters and Meryl Streep,” said Trump in a rage-filled late night tweet. “Jared Kushner is a great American who will never go to any prison as long as I’m alive.” Jared would not be the first family member to be incarcerated. Kushner’s father, Charles, spent 14 months in Federal prison and ten months in a halfway house for a 2005 conviction for illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion and witness tampering. The crime included hiring a prostitute to seduce Charles Kushner’s brother-in-law which prompted then prosecutor Chris Christie to call the case the “most loathsome and disgusting I have ever tried.”
ArtAct’s illustration not only hit a presidential nerve.
“It’s very hurtful to me,” whimpered a teary Kushner to a group of unsympathetic journalists at an impromptu press conference. Journos weren’t the only unsympathetic attendees. Kushner’s wife, Ivanka, was overheard telling aides that her husband should “get over it and grow a pair.”
Not all family members found the illustration offensive.
“Actually, Jared looks pretty comfy to me,” commented Trump’s son Eric after viewing the illustration.
Photo illustration by Ray Dougela