American Carnage



Let the record state, I told you so.

In 2015, I told you a selfish, narcissistic, racist reality TV show host with the intellectual and reading level of a toddler would make a bad president. I told you this conman was too stupid to grasp the severity and seriousness of the job. I told you Donald Trump would put himself first and if it came down to it, would choose himself before this country. I told you Donald Trump would be the worst president in our nation’s history. I’m not alone. A lot of Americans are with me, and not just liberals. We told you so.

Over the past four years, we’ve seen him grift the nation. We’ve seen him take Putin’s side over that of America. And yesterday, we watched him incite a riot. What we saw yesterday was not a protest. It was a riot. It was a terrorist attack. Once again, Donald Trump proved he’s a threat to national security.

MAGAts are funny. The ones who weren’t there blame Antifa while defending the rioters. I’ve seen them make posts that the guy with the Braveheart face paint with horns on his head has been identified as a member of Antifa. In reality, he’s Jake Angeli from Arizona who is a Trump supporter and a member of Qanon. While blaming the riot on Antifa, which doesn’t exist, they’re also defending the rioters. I’ve seen the same people claiming it was Antifa state the rioters were defending democracy, weren’t violent, and are heroes.

These “nonviolent protesters” left four people dead in their wake. They interrupted Congress during a Constitutionally mandated action, the counting of the electoral college. They believe people shouldn’t protest for civil rights but when they don’t get what they want, they can burn the Congress down. That’s MAGA.

These people, this mob, these terrorists, walked from a Trump rally to Capitol Hill where they proceeded to riot, break in, smash windows, vandalize, and tear the place apart. Donald Trump told them “we” are going to march to the capitol building right before he jumped into a limo and went back to the White House, which has so much security now, you can barely see the White House.

So using these MAGAts’ logic, Donald Trump was addressing an Antifa rally. He wasn’t. He was talking to his MAGA base who are now comprised of terrorists and enemies of the United States of America. These MAGAts are equivalent of al Qaida and ISIS. They lost an election so yesterday, they attempted a coup. They engaged in sedition. And Donald Trump told them to do it.

Donald Trump is such a threat to the United States, Twitter blocked his account for 12 hours to prevent him from inciting further violence. Facebook followed suit. They need to make it permanent.

Now, the Trump cabinet needs to be as responsible as Twitter. A man who can’t be trusted with a social media account can’t be trusted with the nuclear codes. We can’t afford to let him have 14 more days.

Donald Trump started his presidency by declaring, “This American carnage stops right here and right now.” He said this delivering his inauguration speech on the steps of the capitol building…the same building where his presidency is ending with American carnage. How fitting. Donald Trump always projects so it’s natural that the guy who said “only he can fix” burns the place down. Who could have predicted this would happen? Along with a lot of other liberals, I did.

I told you so.

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American Carnage


I did not have a great Friday. I woke up with a cold. Someone clogged the toilet in the worst way and ignored it…again (when they close the lid they know what they did, right? Surprise!). Oh yeah. A fascist human Cheeto became president of the United States.

What many of us thought was impossible has happened. Donald Trump is actually the president. The reality TV show host. The man obsessed with himself and revenge. The man who assaults women and ogles teenage girls. The guy who refuses to pay people who work for him. The one who uses a charity to buy himself gifts. That guy who ran a scam university. Yes. The racist Twitter junkie is leader of the free world and he’s about to go all Leatherface and treat America like a teenage B-flick scream queen.

The presidential Twitter account now belongs to Trump. The Oval Office has been painted gold. Melania’s jewelry products are on the White House website. The Lincoln room has been covered in plastic wrap.

The inauguration was unique. For starters Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama had to sit through a Donald Trump rally (the didn’t have the luxury I had when I attended one which was the freedom to walk out when the heiling started). The crowd was much smaller than Trump had promised. His supporters were tweeting out photos of crowd at sporting events in other cities and claimed they were shots from noon on Friday at the National Mall. Unfortunately for them they posted the photos before the sun came up that morning.

There were protests and over 200 people were arrested. In contrast nine people were arrested in 2001 during George W. Bush’s inaugural. There was property damage but I’m not sure it was conducted by actual Democrats. Liberals would never torch a Starbucks.

The oddest thing at Trump’s inaugural was Donald Trump. Well, he wasn’t odd for his usual self. It was odd for an inauguration. Usually inauguration speeches are uplifting, all-encompassing, and usually filled of rhetoric about America being great with better days ahead and how dedicated the new president will be, blah, blah, blah. No one can really disagree with an inauguration speech. Well not until Trump gave one. Even some Republicans were cringing and these are people who laugh when a 69-year-old woman falls down from a heat stroke.

Trump conducted his speech like one of his Nazi rallies. Someone even shouted “lock her up.” In Trump’s speech he described a nation full of crime and poverty (all of which is only in inner cities). We’re all stalked by gangs (black people). He described our schools as “an education system flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge.” I guess only the ugly students advance. Nerds. It was the first inauguration speech to contain the words “carnage,” “depletion,” “disrepair,” “sad” and “tombstone.” He couldn’t work in “troglodytes” and “pestilence?” Trump shouted “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” Much of his speech was exactly the same as Bane’s from the Batman movie. That’s the one where Bane holds Gotham City hostage, ravages it and plans to blow it up with a nuclear weapon.

Trump’s speech was not a speech for everyone in America. It wasn’t presidential or unifying. He was not interested in healing the nation’s wounds from the long and bitter presidential campaign. It was a speech for the Trump partisans. The uneducated and deplorable types. Trump never mentioned Congress or even the Republican party in the speech. He mostly focused on himself and how he’s the only one who can rebuild America from all this carnage. He also said that he would follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.” All the white men sporting made-in-China “Make America Great Again” caps roared their approval.

Trump’s speech had a very nationalistic tone as he used the phrase “America first” which was also the name of a group full of Nazi sympathizers in the late 1930s who didn’t want America to go to war against Hitler. David Duke tweeted out his approval. The speech sounded like something Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief white nationalist would write. In fact, Bannon called it “an unvarnished declaration of the basic principles of his populist and kind of nationalist movement.” Even he threw in the word “nationalist.” The only good thing about Trump’s speech is that it only lasted 20 minutes.

It was a scary speech. I’m surprised it wasn’t delivered in its original German. Did it make me optimistic for our nation’s future? Nein! Nein! Nein! Nein! Nein! 

Fortunately we can probably save our national freak out until Monday. Trump is taking the weekend off. He discovered all that walking in front of empty bleachers was grueling. Donald and his entire flock of silver-spoon kids and the First Lady, who definitely never worked as a prostitute, are all off to his country club in Florida.

The carnage begins Monday. I’m afraid our nation will soon be in the same state as my toilet.

Creative notes: Sometimes when I create a cartoon I have to dig up images on Google. Today it was hockey masks and chainsaws. Someday the FBI is gonna pay me a visit. THIS was my favorite of all the chainsaw pics I viewed. Also, I know I mixed up Jason from the Friday the 13th movies and the Texas Chainsaw hillbillies. But Jason had to have used a chainsaw at least once, right? They made about 48 of those movies so a chainsaw had to be in one.

Also, I was going to rework a brand name on the chainsaw and I had it in mind until I did a little more research. That’s when I discovered Evinrude never made chainsaws. I don’t know why I thought they did. I couldn’t think of anything on “Poulan,” “Stihl,” or “Husqvarna.”

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