CULTURE & ARTS

Artist Reimagines Donald Trump As A Liberal, Tattooed Hipster

Nose piercing and all.

Imagine if Donald Trump was actually a hipster.

It calls for some serious suspension of disbelief, given the presumptive GOP presidential nominee's decidedly non-hippie views.

But Israeli artist Amit Shimoni has done just that to produce this exquisite illustration portraying the real estate magnate as a free spirited bohemian -- tattoos and all:

The Donald is wearing a flamingo-covered Hawaiian shirt, what looks like a gold-colored Casio watch and a neck chain in the portrait. 

He also has a nose piercing, tattoos on both of his arms and his chest, and the sides of his head are shaved. It's a far cry from the businessman's usual besuited image.

His "HIPSTORY" series sees Ronald Reagan, Queen Elizabeth II, Che Guevera and a host of other influential historical and present-day figures given the free-thinking treatment.

Martin Luther King wearing a baseball cap, anyone?

Never give up your dreams. Thanks Martin! 🙏🏻🙏🏽🙏🏿

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Trump doesn't fall into that prestigious category though, said Shimoni. 

"But I just couldn't help myself, anyway we see his face everyday on the news, so I thought, at least I will make some fun with it," he wrote on Instagram.

Shimoni told The Huffington Post via email that he thought Trump "somehow converges between populism and fascism."

"When I started 'HIPSTORY' I only wanted to deal with the dead leaders," he said. "But with today's personification of politics, you see how leaders are being iconized already in the process of their election. And Trump is a good example of that."

Shimoni's portrait of Trump follows the works of multiple street artists, who have all protested his presidential campaign in recent months.

 

Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.

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