Jim Carrey used an inventive allegory to criticize President Donald Trump for the continuing partial authorities shutdown.
For the actor-artist’s newest politically themed cartoon, he illustrated a shark lurking underwater close to a person, lady and little one — with its jaws open, able to assault:
“State of the Union, 2019: 800,000 households treading water,” Carrey captioned his picture, which he shared to Twitter Wednesday, in an obvious reference to the variety of federal staff who’ve been with out pay because the shutdown started Dec. 22. “Trump and his form have lots to eat,” he added.
Carrey’s artwork impressed a spread of reactions on-line. One one who claimed to be a furloughed federal employee thanked him:
I’m a type of furloughed staff and it hurts…the federal government utilizing us as bait. This administration is a shame. Thanks on your paintings.
— whitnlee (@whitnlee) January 23, 2019
Others famous how hundreds of different individuals who contract their providers to the federal authorities had been additionally with out pay:
Nobody talked about all of the federal contractors which can be affected additionally ,
— Brian Costello (@BriansBuzz) January 23, 2019
800,000 plus 2 extra households of contractors for each fed worker — and NO BACK PAY for them.
— I AM Patrick (@patspahr9) January 24, 2019
Dont neglect concerning the hundreds of thousands of contractors..WHO WONT GET BACK PAY.
— Richie Montgomery (@richiefromtexas) January 24, 2019
Carrey, whose paintings HuffPost has relentlessly reported on in latest months, criticized the shutdown earlier this month with this piece geared toward Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.):
.@LindseyGrahamSC helps taking 800,000 federal staff and their households hostage over Trump’s ridiculous wall. He’s been sucking as much as donors so lengthy he’s forgotten how actual folks battle. Or like the remainder of his occasion, doesn’t give an excellent goddamn. pic.twitter.com/aScUmOgBaL
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) January 11, 2019