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He was inspired to paint the New York piece after realizing “Trump kinda rhymes with dump.”
Hanksy tweets he was inspired to paint the New York piece after realizing “Trump kinda rhymes with dump.” (“So does ‘rump,’” adds one of his fans. “You could paint him as a big ass.”) Here’s hoping it’s in a location that allows the Donald to see it whenever he visits town.
The crappy composition is a bit of a turn for Hanksy, whose previous project was making Trump election posters. The real-estate mogul’s reputation among Latinos is so far down the toilet it’s practically in China, so the artist tried to help with this festive, Mexico-friendly message. (The Spanish translates to “You’re hired!”)