Step Aside, Robert Mueller. Jim Carrey Is Doing His Own Probe of Donald Trump’s Presidency—in His Artist’s Studio

Jim Carrey's artistic crusade against the Trump administration continues with a look at the Michael Cohen raid.

Jim Carrey painting in his studio. Courtesy of the artist.
Jim Carrey painting in his studio. Courtesy of the artist.

Say what you will about Jim Carrey—he is extremely prolific. The actor and comedian-turned-artist has been particularly busy in recent weeks, creating a steady stream of political caricatures of the major players in the current Justice Department investigation into the business of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Yesterday, Carrey shared a drawing of a confused-looking Cohen asking, “Is there a short bus to take ‘all the best people’ to prison?” It was a mocking reference to Trump’s insistence, prior to being elected, that he would hire “the best people in the world” to work in his administration. The FBI raided Cohen’s office last week, searching for evidence of criminal activity.

Another recent Carrey drawing skewers Fox News talk show host Sean Hannity, who Cohen was forced to reveal as a client amid efforts to convince a judge not to let the FBI examine certain documents searched during the raid.

In Carrey’s illustration, the talking head becomes “Sean Manatee,” with the fat, bulbous body of the aquatic mammal. Carrey’s caption notes that “some endangered species aren’t worth saving!”

Carrey has also turned his artistic attention to Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser, John Bolton, casting him as the grim reaper.

An accompanying tweet calls last week’s bombing of Syria “Operation Stormy Daniels,” presenting the military attack as an effort to distract from allegations that Trump had an affair with and later paid off the adult film star. (Cohen is believed to have made the payment.)

The star of films such as The MaskThe Truman Show, and Bruce Almighty, Carrey shocked the internet when he released a short film last summer revealing his secret passion for art-making. He then exhibited his work, made over the previous six years, at the Signature Gallery Group‘s Las Vegas gallery last fall.

Of late, Carrey’s main artistic platform has been Twitter, where he often gets political, unsparing in his criticism of the president and the conservative Republican agenda. (The man’s work is so responsive to the news, one might think he is sitting in front of CNN with an easel.) The actor’s subjects have included major figures in the Trump administration, such as press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, as well as the president himself and his two adult sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

Take a look at more of Carrey’s recent handiwork below.


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