With the hubbub of the holidays and the daily distractions that our felonious president lobs our way to divert us from the latest criminal revelation about his past, current, and future behavior, we have neglected to check in with actor/comedian/political artist Jim Carrey and his prolific output of biting satirical drawings savaging President Trump, his administration, and the apocalyptic policies they pursue.
Having missed the entirety of the talented social commentator’s work since the Thanksgiving holiday, a review of Carrey’s acerbic and caustic cartoons posted since then provide a handy review of the horrific events perpetrated by the Trump administration during the month of December when the news passed by so fast and furiously that it was difficult to keep abreast of every new outrage.
The legendary comedian started the month with his take on the behind the scenes alliances forged at the G-20 summit where Trump further alienated America’s staunchest traditional allies while the men whom he seemed to admire the most joked together at his expense.
Ain’t nuthin but a G-20 thing, baaaabay! pic.twitter.com/XBuVQjy8aH
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 2, 2018
Carrey next expressed his most fervent wishes for a very special Christmas present from someone whom he doesn’t even know personally, but for whom he has enormous expectations.
Dear Mr. Mueller: Be my secret Santa. You know what I want for Christmas. pic.twitter.com/ipzWVTuRdW
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 5, 2018
The dual confirmations of Trump’s personal involvement in felony-level illegal campaign contributions as revealed in the cooperation agreements between prosecutors and both former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and the publisher of the National Enquirer, David Pecker, caught Carrey’s attention next, as he portrayed the news as the beginning of a series of falling dominoes.
Oh oh, Domino! pic.twitter.com/JBxXjdcbuw
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 13, 2018
The death of the first of two immigrant refugee children who perished while in detention by ICE affected the actor so deeply that he made it the subject of his next two drawings.
Now an innocent seven-year-old girl has died of medical neglect because of Trump’s sadism at the border. If there’s a Hell… pic.twitter.com/GV3B2pXEeJ
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 15, 2018
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 16, 2018
Carrey then turned his attention to two of the most loathed members of Trump’s inner circle: white nationalist advisor Stephen Miller with his spray-on hairline and perpetual professional prevaricator Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Stephen Miller: Paint for Hair, Shit for Brains pic.twitter.com/k6QBp4gEaJ
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 18, 2018
Beware the Gorgon.
She’ll turn your heart to stone. pic.twitter.com/mGwn7GClea
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 19, 2018
The peril facing our democracy was the broader topic that Carrey chose to portray next as he depicted Lady Liberty in dire condition and in need of urgent resuscitation.
“WE’RE LOSING HER!” pic.twitter.com/72skEAJR4o
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 21, 2018
Little did Carrey know when he was drawing the Statue of Liberty in cardiac arrest that the woman who is perhaps the most precarious barrier to the theft of our most precious constitutional rights was undergoing a health emergency of her own. As soon as he found out about the hospitalization of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, however, he quickly drew a portrait in tribute along with his fervent hopes for a complete recovery.
If Ginsburg is still alive, so is Justice! We wish her a speedy recovery and many more years on the bench. pic.twitter.com/LQbLe4yPI9
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 23, 2018
The comic side of the actor emerged post-Christmas in his next work, this one about the semantic differences between the type of barrier that the president would find sufficiently acceptable to put an end to his shutdown of the federal government.
Remember Trump’s loyal zombies chanting, “Build That Fence” at his rallies???
Me neither! pic.twitter.com/yBYwtbDriB
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 26, 2018
After the death of a second child under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security, Carrey turned his poisoned felt tips towards the visage of the secretary of that department run amok, Kristjen Neilsen, with a bold, but accurate, accusation surrounding her face.
Now we add a second child to your list of murders. Callin’ it your job don’t make it right, Fraulein Kirstjen. pic.twitter.com/ZYGo6Ny18N
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 27, 2018
The tumultuous stock market’s response to the insanity emanating from the White House was Carrey’s next subject, and he compared the roller-coaster gyrations of the market with the pointed scrawl of Trump’s own signature.
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 29, 2018
Our look back on the closing month of the year through the eyes of Jim Carrey’s artistic satire concludes with his latest opus, one that suggests an appropriately insidious relationship of submission between the president and the demon symbolic of all that is evil in the world.
As we approach the end of one of the most hellish years in America’s political history, the only answer we can offer Mr. Carrey is that we certainly hope so.