This #tinytrump Public Art Project is Brilliant and You Can Be Part of It
From the artist Eric Corriel: “Donald Trump projects himself as a larger than life figure, but to me, his tempestuous and blustery personality are simply a cover for something very different: immense insecurity and mental fragility.
When I hear ‘in short period of time I understood everything there was to know about health care’ and ‘I know the details of taxes better than anybody.’ I do not see a ‘genius,’ I see someone who is insecure about his intelligence and desperate to provide cover for what he doesn’t know.
When I see the president of the United States throwing paper towels at survivors of a natural disaster as though he were playing arcade basketball, I don’t see someone who is trying to lighten the mood, I see a person who either can’t or doesn’t want to be seen empathizing with minorities.
When I see him condemn ‘both sides,’ pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and retweet the most offensive anti-Muslim videos without context, I see a morally weak leader unwilling to condemn bigotry, hatred, and racism.
When I see the record rate at which he lies and the contempt he has for journalistic institutions I see someone who simply isn’t mentally strong enough to engage with the truth.
When I see him engage in tit-for-tat reprisals with Rosie O’Donnell, Mika Brzezinski, Megyn Kelly, and boast about ‘grabbing [women] by the pussy,’ I see a misogynist.
And when he insults a Muslim gold star family, calls Mexicans ‘drug dealers, criminals, rapists,’ and refers to black majority countries as ‘shitholes,’ I see a xenophobe and a racist.
In short, I do not see a big man when I look at donald trump. Quite the opposite. I see a small-minded and petty man. So small. I see tiny trump. And I am not alone.
tiny trump gives those who see through trump’s bluster a means to exert themselves in a publicly visible and meaningful way.”
Corriel is asking anyone that wants to receive a tiny trump, each handmade from recycled cardboard and measuring 2 feet high by 11 inches wide, to fill out this 2 minute form. The goal is to have participants place them in a public realm wherever they are on a coordinated date later this month, which will be announced soon. Let’s do this!