In August of 2016 I began to have a cold sick feeling that Donald J. Trump would be the next president of the United States. I had never heard a right-wing demagogue first hand, and now I felt compelled to face my fears and experience one in the flesh. First and foremost, I wanted to document Trump’s supporters, to understand energy of the crowd. To blend in and in the spirit of ethnographic research, I went dressed as an ‘alt-right housewife’. I decided that a phone camera was too much of a blunt instrument. There are thousands of YouTube videos showing a sea of white faces in red hats. So, I decided to draw the event, four hours in a sweaty, packed gymnasium. Think of this sequence of images as a documentary film on paper.
6.45pm You Want Your Country Back
7.12pm Lock Her Up
7.20pm Crooked Hillary
7.30pm Buried Alive
8.05pm USA! USA!