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This Artist Turned What He Thinks Are Donald Trump's Most Offensive Statements Into A Portrait

"People should have the right to say what they want, but I think at the same other people should have the right to say, 'you’re an idiot.'"

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An artist based in Manchester, England, has created a portrait of Donald Trump made entirely out of what he feels are Trump's most offensive statements.

My portrait of @realDonaldTrump made using only the racist, sexist, ignorant and bigoted things he has said

The acrylic on canvas painting of the Republican presidential candidate took about 24 hours to create, artist Conor Collins told BuzzFeed News.

Collins has created portraits in the past of targets of offensive or hateful messages, including Caitlyn Jenner. But the goal of this portrait of Trump is to show "there is a difference between free speech and oppression," Collins said.

Courtesy of Conor Collins

Conor Collins posed with a portrait of Caitlyn Jenner composed of hateful comments made about her.

"People should have the right to say what they want, but I think at the same time other people should have the right to say, 'you're an idiot,'" he said. "That is what this painting is, 'Look at these ridiculous comments. Do you really want this person in charge of this country?'"


The painting features some of Trump's most well-known controversial statements, including when he warned people about what he felt are the dangers of mosques.

Conor Collins

Just after the November ISIS attacks in Paris, Trump went on MSNBC's Morning Joe calling for domestic surveillance of mosques.

"You're going to have to watch and study the mosques, because a lot of talk is going on at the mosques," he said.

He continued to say "we had great surveillance going on in and around mosques in New York City."

"I'm not sure it's a fact," he added. "But I heard that under the old regime, we had tremendous surveillance going on in and around the mosques of New York City."

Another quote accuses Mexico of sending "people that have lots of problems" to the U.S.

Conor Collins

This quote is from a speech in June, when Trump announced his campaign for president.

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," he said. "They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."


Collins also included a comment where Trump suggested that sexual assault in the military is a result of putting "men and women together."

Conor Collins

The quote is pulled from a May 2013 tweet.

26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?

Collins said he is invested in who becomes the leader of the U.S. because it will eventually affect global politics.

"Who is in charge of America and the [wrong person] handling America can be the start of a world war," he said. "America is a huge superpower. Do you really want someone who can't even handle a TV debate without insulting everyone around him arguing with another superpower?"

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment by BuzzFeed News.

Leticia Miranda is a retail reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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