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Trump Painting Takes a Shot At Social Justice Warriors – Take a Closer Look

An incredible new portrait of President Trump contains a subtle message for social justice warriors and college snowflakes about leaving their liberal mindset behind and learning to succeed in the real world on their own.

The painting, titled Teach a Man to Fish, shows a young man sitting on a bench alongside President Trump, accompanied by a tackle box. The President is holding a fishing pole, offering it to the young man.

The message is from an old proverb which helps explain the mindset that divides Republicans who are pro-work and reward and Democrats who like handing out free gifts.

The sage advice reads:

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day;
Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

In other words, teaching someone to help themselves is a far better virtue than giving them a handout.

The painting was created by world-renowned artist Jon McNaughton and contains another subtle message within. Take a closer look at the young man’s books that he has left on the ground.

Two of them are titled Socialism and Justice Warrior.

“I imagined President Trump sitting next to a young college student,” McNaughton writes. “His pack is beside him and his Socialism and Justice Warrior books laid aside. He listens to Trump’s proposal and looks at the different bait he can use to catch his fish.”

“Trump offers him a fishing pole,” he adds. “Each of us has the freedom to choose our own destiny.”

The only remaining question is this – Will the young man choose the path to provide for himself, or will he remain with his victim mentality looking for handouts like any good socialist would?

“You can give a man a pole,” McNaughton explains, “it doesn’t mean he will use it.”

There’s always this updated version of the proverb:

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day;
Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

Give a man somebody else’s fish for a lifetime, and you’ve created a Democrat.

Is this painting taking a subtle jab at the left? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below! 

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • Today the proverb could be, "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Give a man a cow and he will eat for a month".

  • “Give a man somebody else’s fish for a lifetime, and you’ve created a Democrat“ is so true. They are the bottom feeders in the pond of life.

  • Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day.
    Teach a man to fish, and he'll sit ina boat all day and drink beer.

  • Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day.
    Teach a man to fish, and he'll sit ina boat all day and drink beer.

  • Why would someone fish for food in Central Park in New York City?

    You may have noticed that it is a park bench, and there is no water.

  • So what about stocked ponds and streams, and fishing licenses? That whole scenario is socialistic. And why the need for stocked ponds? Could it be because we have fished out all the native water sites forcing us to, if we want fish, we need to have a stocking system? The latter is pure socialism lost on the those with another message. Do you think Trump is going to explain to this college kid that he needs fishing license and maybe a trout stamp?!

  • So what about stocked ponds and streams, and fishing licenses? That whole scenario is socialistic. And why the need for stocked ponds? Could it be because we have fished out all the native water sites forcing us to, if we want fish, we need to have a stocking system? The latter is pure socialism lost on the those with another message. Do you think Trump is going to explain to this college kid that he needs fishing license and maybe a trout stamp?!

  • kinda over thinking the message aren't you,the ice cream is never the right tempature ,huh?

  • So what about stocked ponds and streams, and fishing licenses? That whole scenario is socialistic. And why the need for stocked ponds? Could it be because we have fished out all the native water sites forcing us to, if we want fish, we need to have a stocking system? The latter is pure socialism lost on the those with another message. Do you think Trump is going to explain to this college kid that he needs fishing license and maybe a trout stamp?!

    • kinda over thinking the message aren't you,the ice cream is never the right tempature ,huh?

  • Why would someone fish for food in Central Park in New York City?

    You may have noticed that it is a park bench, and there is no water.

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