Down in the Trumps

The famously vain Donald Trump has had flattering portraits of himself put up in his hotels and clubs.

The US President even hung a framed version of a fake Time magazine cover declaring him to be man of the year – an award he did not win.

But the painting by South African artist Rasta, known for his realistic paintings of famous people, is unlikely to take pride of place in one of Trump’s golf clubs.

The picture shows a glum Trump standing behind his wife Melania with a sour look on his face.

Rasta (real name Lebani Thaka Sirenje) said he made the painting after he heard Trump and Melania were in hospital after contracting the Covid-19 virus.

“I started painting them to send my well wishes to them for a quick recovery,” he said.

If Trump ever gets to see it, it is more likely to trigger a relapse.