WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Artist Jon McNaughton released a new painting Monday critiquing President Barack Obama on foreign policy.
McNaughton is known for his controversial work, often mixing religion with politics. His latest work includes a grinning President Obama swinging a golf club as flames and clouds of smoke rise up behind him. The piece, titled “Obama Foreign Policy,” raises the question of international safety and stability since the president has taken office.
McNaughton explains on his Facebook page, “I felt a need to paint a new image to capture the delicate situation we face as Americans. What has happened since he’s been in office? Where is the stability and peace in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Crimea, Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Israel, Palestine, China and North Korea? How are our veterans doing? Are American citizens safer as they travel abroad?”
McNaughton is no stranger to critical depictions of the president. Some of his previous paintings include, “One Nation Under Socialism,” which portrays President Obama holding a burning Constitution, and “Obamanation,” which depicts him smiling over a dystopian wasteland that McNaughton believes the president created.
The artist includes additional commentary explaining the golf element of the painting, “Since Obama has been President he has played over 200 rounds of golf. THIS is not a game. This is Obama’s Foreign Policy.”
McNaughton released a video to accompany his latest painting which dives further into the meaning behind “Obama Foreign Policy.”