The courtroom artist who created pictures of a “too young” and “too good” Donald Trump testified that he draws witnesses precisely as he sees them.
Bill Hennessy Jr., 65, told reporters that some people complained that he made Trump look too thin, too young, and some said he looked “too good.”
Hennessy said he has no agenda; he just draws what he sees.
Since no cameras were permitted in the courtroom, the internet went wild once news agencies published Hennessy’s drawings for the first time. President Trump was captured by Hennessy as thin and strong, with a pronounced jawline, as he stood with his counsel before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman. Trump’s co-defendant Walt Nauta appeared in the drawing as well.
Movie critic Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times tweeted that the artist made Trump look like Nick Nolte in the ‘Prince of Tides.’
Trump haters -The Lincoln Project- tweeted that the courtroom sketch artist was “feeling very generous.”
Other Trump haters, like the Republicans Against Trump, said it looked like Trump shed 60 pounds in the drawing.
Right-wing Twitter users were amused to see Leftists mad that Trump ‘looks too good’ in the courthouse sketch.
Hennessy was reportedly one of three painters chosen to sketch Trump after his appearance in federal court in Miami last week. Throughout the trial, he was tasked with drawing Trump.
Fox News analyst Greg Gutfeld reacted with his style of snark to the pleasant depiction, saying the next time he has to go to court, he wants the same sketch artist. He said the artist was probably on Trump’s payroll, as evidenced by the strong jawline Hennesy gave the former president, saying he looked like Tarzan in a Brooks Brothers suit.
Hennessy attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and earned a degree in design.