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Disturbing Photos Sum Up The Horror That Has Been Trump's Campaign

Let photographer Jean Malek show you.

27/10/2016 1:09 AM AEDT | Updated 27/10/2016 8:46 AM AEDT
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"We'll Make It Great"

The apocalyptic nightmare that is the 2016 election is almost, really truly, so close to being over.

If, for any reason, you are not already haunted by the dank trash that Republican nominee Donald Trump has littered all over the American people’s consciousness, photographer Jean Malek is here to summarize all the very worst moments, in photographic form. 

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"Respecting Women"

In his series “Locker Room,” Malek revisits the most grotesque instances of trumpery that occurred throughout the campaign. “The current campaign is unique and very entertaining,” the photographer wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. “I wanted to visualize what felt like a significant moment in contemporary culture.”

In “Miss Housekeeping,” a reference to Donald’s abuse of former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, a beauty queen in a bikini and Mexico sash reclines sensually on the carpet, holding a feather duster. In “Second Amendment,” a toddler in a superhero outfit plays in dangerous proximity to a rifle.

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"Miss Housekeeping"

The most disturbing image is easily “#GHBTP,” a close-up shot of a Trump lookalike groping a woman’s genitals. The title references Trump’s now notorious gloat about grabbing women “by the pussy” without their consent. 

Trump grossly wrote the comments off as “locker room talk” ― Malek directly references this moment in his series title. Yet, the running list of women who’ve accused Trump of sexual assault in recent weeks proves otherwise. 

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"#GTBTP"

If you recently woke up from a coma, relocated to the U.S. from outer space, or for any other reason were somehow unaware of the horrid circus going down in American politics right now, please enjoy this summary of recent and truly disturbing events. 

When asked what he hopes viewers take away from the series, Malek responded appropriately: “I like to leave it up the the viewers. I never wanna dictate what people take away from my images. What I’m saying is that [I] will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense, OK?”

We’re so close, everyone. 

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    "Promise Kept" 
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    "Second Amendment"
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    "Supporters"

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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