Court Sketch Artist’s Response to Fox Commentator’s Criticism Goes Viral

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A sketch artist in a courtroom has provided a rebuttal to a Fox News commentator’s characterization of her Donald Trump drawings as a “travesty.” On Monday, former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany appeared on the panel of Fox News’ The Five to discuss the colossal $250 million civil fraud trial involving Donald Trump.

When asked what piece of advice she would give the former president, she responded, “I would suggest he hire a better sketch artist; that does not resemble my former boss in any way.” While the segment had featured the work of other artists, it was Elizabeth Williams’ courtroom illustration that was prominently featured on screen during that moment. She further stated that the case brought against Trump by New York Attorney General Letitia James is a “travesty of justice” and that “that sketch is a travesty as well; it does not resemble Trump in the least.”

Host Dana Perino remarked, “I think it looks pretty good!” However, cohost Greg Gutfeld made light of the situation by comparing a figure behind Trump to comedian Louis CK.

As one of several performers providing coverage of the trial, Williams is not unfamiliar with the barbs.

“I am becoming accustomed to this dumping on court artists,” she told Insider, adding, “It has become an integral part of our business.”

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The Journey of a Courtroom Artist Amidst Trump’s Legal Battles and SNL Appearances

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A sketch artist in a courtroom has provided a rebuttal to a Fox News commentator’s characterization of her Donald Trump drawings as a “travesty.”

Williams, who has accumulated decades of experience as a courtroom artist, reviewed her coverage of Trump from the 1980s onwards.

“When I drew him in 1986 during the USFL/NFL trial, no one knew or really cared about Donald Trump,” she continued, adding: “Now that he was president and a leader of a huge political movement, it’s a whole different story.”

Williams stated, “That drawing was criticized because it made him appear too young when she drew him in Miami.”

“When I drew him on the stand for the sanctions hearing, that drawing ended up on SNL,” according to her. “Now this.”

Last week, following Williams’ depiction of Trump’s initial appearance on the witness stand, the image became entangled in an SNL comedy. To her relief, the joke centred around Trump rather than the artist.

In a demonstration of her artwork, Colin Jost described Trump as a “former president and current courtroom sketch model.”

Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the former president, requested a different courtroom artist to render him “sexy” in her illustration last week, following his testimony regarding his understanding of the financial matters of the family business.

Not solely does Williams, an external party, face criticism from Team Trump throughout the trial.

As reported by Insider’s Laura Italiano, on Thursday, Judge Arthur Engoron retaliated against one of Trump’s attorneys for making repeated snide remarks at his law scribe, which the judge deemed potentially “misogynistic.”

 

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