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Peter Saul’s Donald Trump in Florida: reptilian political satire

This gleeful, comic-influenced take on the Potus is only the latest in the painter’s long history of topical attacks

Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” reveals what we all knew in Peter Saul’s deeply icky 2017 painting. The president is the monster in the mud: a greedy Florida alligator with a diseased, spotty hide. His orange coiffure sits on two such beasts, one chewing greenbacks in its enormous teeth. His head, sporting its notorious complacent smile, sprouts from another pot-bellied reptile.

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