Jim Carrey finally addressed the controversy his painting of Trump’s spokeswoman ignited, and it’s epic

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While Jim Carey’s cartoonish St. Patrick’s Day tweet of a painting that was obviously of President Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has drawn outrage from Republicans and her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the comedian has finally broken his silence on the controversy to say how delighted he is that his goal was achieved. 

Carrey said he is “gratified” by the response, he told The Young Turks in a statement, because “the painting did its job as a political cartoon quite well.”

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In fact, Carrey seemed joyous about the strong reaction.

“I am so gratified by the reaction to my little drawings,” he said in his statement.

“It is the job of a political cartoon to vet those who abuse power or enable those abuses.”

“This administration has been lying to the American people from day one while plundering the country and debasing our values.”

“And those who cover for this shameful mobster of a President are putting makeup on a melanoma and telling the cancer patient that everything’s fine.”

“Monstrous,” he concludes, “You bet!”

To put his reaction in even more glaring perspective, Carrey even provided yet another political cartoon expressing how he feels about Trump.

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Carrey’s fame and reputation as a clown belie his instincts as a political cartoonist with a very pointed bush dipped in anger, which he expresses in these works of art.

To have a president who lies all the time is bad enough, but to watch this young woman stand in front of the world media and push his often ludicrous party line is even sadder.

Carrey has captured that and the outrage it has evoked is just the reaction he wanted.

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In other words, the more those who disagree with him vent their anger, the more they are playing right into his scheme to give the liars and fakes a taste of their own venom. 

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Benjamin Locke

Benjamin Locke is a retired college professor with an undergraduate degree in Industrial Labor and Relations from Cornell University and an MBA from the European School of Management.

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