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Israeli artist paints Trump from every angle

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24.01.2021

AFP — The face is obscure and grim, but the blonde comb-over and tie leave no doubt that the image carpeting the studio of Israeli painter Iddo Markus is that of Donald Trump.

“Let’s start by saying that I don’t like him,” the voluble artist stressed.

Markus, with his short beard and piercing black eyes, said he was nonetheless fascinated by the now “tragic figure.”

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The walls and floor of his studio in the northern port city of Haifa are packed with portraits of the former American president.

When the billionaire presented his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election, the Israeli artist said he “couldn’t believe it.”

Then, when Trump was eventually elected, he said he was terrified, even “repulsed” by the Republican’s “way of treating people and minorities.” Israeli painter Iddo Markus displays some of his paintings of former US president Donald Trump, at........

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