Morgan Hill, CA: Midnight Moon Press, 2020. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Presented in a custom wooden "ballot" box with gold and animal print design. Features a crown with "rigged ballots" on the box.
"King Donald" documents the more than 200 direct quotes of Donald Trump in his attempt to undermine the election process in the United States.
"The post-truth world ushered in by President Trump is occurring at the same time that almost everything is documented and archived. King Donald presents more than 200 direct quotes by Donald Trump in his attempt to undermine the integrity of the United States election process. From tweets in 2012 until well after the election was called for President-Elect Biden, it is clear that Donald Trump had a long-term strategy based on a powerful technique used in advertising - repetition.
"It is hardly surprising that Donald Trump's followers believe the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent. How could they believe otherwise when bathed in this constant and strident messaging? Mr. Trump's tweets foreshadowed his attempt to stay in power since the day he was elected in 2016. His bombast and circus-like presentation have obscured shrewd tactics and clear signaling. 'Get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very peaceful - there won't be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation. The ballots are out of control.' 9/23/20" [Artist Statement]. Fine in Fine Box. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Color printed paper boards (ballot cover, king/joker playing cards), coptic binding; box is gold with faux animal skins, decorative crown with quotations in 'globe' at the top. Narrow 8vo. np 44pp. Illus. Limited edition of 12. Item #10499