Jim Carrey absolutely savages Donald Trump with brutal new 'Jaws' cartoon on government shutdown
For more than a month now, the US government has been on shutdown thanks to disagreements between Donald Trump and Congress over funding for his wall. Families of government employees are suffering as workers are denied pay, approval for the president has reportedly dropped to measly 40 per cent, and, just yesterday, Trump failed to deliver the State of the Union Address because he could not meet a compromise with the speaker for the house, Nancy Pelosi.
It's no secret, then, that the president isn't exactly a popular guy right now in some circles. Many of his supporters are beginning to turn against him, and those that already had an issue with him now have further cause to dissatisfied at the current state of affairs.
With this in mind, it seemed like the perfect time for Jim Carrey - a notorious critic of President Trump - to debut his latest artwork.
The picture, which shows a shark heading for an unsuspecting family treading water, shows exactly what Carrey thinks of Trump and the republicans who have supported his insistence that the wall be funded: that they are greedy predators.
Commenters were divided on the issue, however.
"I’m one of those furloughed workers and it hurts... the government using us as bait," said one person. "This administration is a disgrace. Thank you for your artwork."
"U r brilliant talented man !! Where would we all be without your art and comments..." added another.
"Build the wall then we don't have this problem," a third person hit back. "Or you can open your doors to your house and feed them and house them. Dems are the problem here not Trump."
Some individuals reminded Trump supporters that the president had actually already taken responsibility for the shutdown, and therefore it was not a reach to blame him for it.
While all this has been going on, Trump has continued to argue his corner from Twitter.
"As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address. I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date," he said last night. "This is her prerogative - I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over. I am not looking for an alternative venue for the SOTU Address because there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber. I look forward to giving a “great” State of the Union Address in the near future!"
He has also been repeatedly tweeting his new mantra: "build the wall and crime will fall".
Carrey has also been on something of a Twitter streak, too, tweeting out a number of anti-Trump cartoons over the past few weeks.
Needless to say, the shutdown has angered a lot of people - not just those who have been without pay because of disagreements over the budget. For as long as it continues, the dissatisfaction will linger, and Carrey will no doubt be well on his way to making another bold piece of art on the matter.