Los Angeles artist and photographer Sam Morrison, 27, has always liked to create thought provoking art and now he’s taken that passion to a whole new level. In September 2017, Morrison decided to use President Trump’s flip-flopping on serious issues as inspiration for his next project: actual flip-flops based on Trump’s famous contradictory tweets.
Read on and take a look below for the process and images of final products.
Morrison began in high school, where he made secret compartment silk-screen shirts but he has evolved since then and has relied on a newer digital medium for most of his projects in recent years, until he had the idea to make the brilliant Presidential flip-flops.
Morrison told Business Insider the idea came to him from scrolling through Twitter:
“Take a scroll through Donald Trump’s 40,000 tweets, and you’re sure to catch some contradicting opinions… I wanted to highlight this hypocrisy.”Sam Morrison
In September 2017, Morrison made 1,000 pairs of Trump-tweet-themed flip-flops and began offering them for sale on PresidentFlipFlops.com
HE SOLD EVERY SINGLE PAIR. IN UNDER ONE MONTH. His creation went viral as the story ran across major news outlets like MSNBC and BBC, as well as making full rounds on social media.
These are the “Syria Edition” flip-flops. These are based on the two contradicting tweets about Syria, first in 2013 where he called President Obama foolish and warned him not to attack Syria and then went on to congratulate the US on attacking Syria. See how this works?
These are the “Electoral College” flip-flops. They are in reference to the 2012 and 2016 tweets where Trump first called the electoral college “a disaster for democracy” and then later went on to describe it as “genius” AFTER he won the presidency.
These are the “Sources” flip-flops, based on Trump’s tweet from 2012 saying that an “extremely credible source” could prove that Obama’s birth certificate was fake and his tweet from 2016, where he reminded us that we should not believe media who cite unnamed sources.
Morrison said that although the flip-flops, which retailed for around $30 a pair, sold out to customers all over the US in under a month, this was a one time venture because of the time and effort it took to create such a project. He donated 10% of every purchase to the American Civil Liberties Union.