Michael Israel Art Studios Statement
Earlier we told you how that Washington Post’s story of a 6-foot-tall painting of Donald Trump painted during a fundraiser was a big nothingburger, but it gets worse for the media who are covering it non-stop.
Well, the artist behind the painting — Michael Israel — took to his blog to rip the media for focusing more on the painting and nothing on the charity the $20,000 went to help.
Jeryl Bier @JerylBier
Here’s the painter Michael Israel on that 6-foot painting of @realDonaldTrump: https://www.michaelisrael.com/featured/10-year-old-trump-portrait-breaking-news/ …
8:33 AM – 15 Sep 2016
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The name of the charity is “Home Safe“:
I’m sadly disappointed the focus has not been on the artwork’s intended purpose of helping Home Safe’s mission to prevent violence, protect victims of child abuse and domestic violence, and prepare children and families for safer, more productive lives.
Israel does a lot of work for charities and isn’t political:
I do a lot of charity fundraisers, and patriotic tributes to soldiers, police, and firefighters… even Presidential portraits but always focus on America and not on politics.
And he ended the post with this uplifting message:
Today, with all that is going on in America and the rest of the world, I am especially disappointed that the media has not given attention to HomeSafe and my patriotic performances and inspirational charitable artwork.
All of us in America could use some uplifting. We need less fighting among ourselves and more focus on America, and life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all people! : )