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This portrait of Trump is made entirely out of the presidential candidate's offensive comments

The artist said, “What [Trump] says is ridiculous but who he is now is very dangerous, it’s quite scary.”

ARTIST CONOR COLLINS has created a portrait of Donald Trump using the offensive comments that the US Republican candidate has said.

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Collins is based in Manchester but both his parents are Irish. He told TheJournal.ie what inspired him to create the portrait:

It was just seeing this person going through being an absolute joke to be where he is now. What he says is ridiculous but who he is now is very dangerous, it’s quite scary.

As it stands, Trump is the frontrunner in the Republican party’s race to find a candidate for the presidential election later this year.

When asked if any comments made by Donald Trump stood out to him when researching for the piece, Collins told this website:

They’re all horrendous, they won’t affect me in the same way because I’m not in a minority group that he’s attacking, but it’s actually hard to find a nice thing he said.

“I researched each quote as well, the last thing I want is to get a single thing wrong.

“He’s not unique, I used to think he was unique. The way to get elected is to blame the problems on other people.”

This isn’t the first time that the artists has used quotes to create portraits. Last year, he made a portrait of the famous Vanity Fair cover of Caitlyn Jenner out of the hateful tweets and death threats that Jenner received when she announced her transition.

Prior to that he also produced a portrait of Tom Daley using the homophobic tweets sent to the diver after he came out in 2014.

Daley says he’s inspired by what consumes his thoughts, “I find it hard to separate what I paint about with what I think about it when it resonates with me.”

Read: This artist made a portrait out of the hateful and threatening tweets sent to Caitlyn Jenner>


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