Free Beacon Man of the Year Painted Fantastic Trump Portrait Live at 'Deploraball'

Scott LoBaido
Scott LoBaido / AP
January 31, 2017

Noted American flag-lover and painter Scott Lobaido, a 2016 Washington Free Beacon Man of the Year, was in Washington, D.C., for the DeploraBall inauguration celebration and produced an intricate painting of the 45th President of the United States on the spot, video shows.

The New York Post introduced Lobaido to the internet last year through its "Diary of an Angry American Patriot" series, which profiled the Staten Island-based painter and his views on politics and life.

The paper's latest video in the series chronicles Lobaido's trip earlier this month to the DeploraBall, where he was brought on stage to create a painting he called "Bye-bye, F—king Snowflakes," a term that Lobaido uses to poke fun at liberal protestors.

Lobaido was greeted at the event by chants of "Nazi scum," but said that he was unphased.

"The maniacs are other there," Lobaido said. "The snowflakes, the violence—they're throwing batteries, they're throwing rocks. I fear nothing."

His only concern was his "baby Betsy," a truck that has itself been painted with an American flag.

Lobaido was introduced by actor Gavin McInnes as the "quintessential Trump supporter."

"He's a chain-smoking, swearing Staten Islander who paints the flag all day," said McInnes.

"There's a new sheriff in town," Lobaido declared before creating what he had earlier described as "his Mona Lisa."

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