Proving yet again just how petty and immature President Donald Trump is, CNN reports that the official portraits of former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush have been removed from the Grand Foyer of the White House to a part of the building that is now used for storage:
“White House tradition calls for portraits of the most recent American presidents to be given the most prominent placement, in the entrance of the executive mansion, visible to guests during official events.
“The Clinton and Bush portraits were moved into the Old Family Dining Room, a small, rarely used room that is not seen by most visitors.
“That places the paintings well outside of Trump’s vantage point in the White House. In their previous location, the pictures would have been seen daily as Trump descends the staircase from his third floor private residence or when he hosts events on the state floor of the White House. Now, they hang in a space used mainly for storing unused tablecloths and furniture.”
Trump has repeatedly disparaged both Clinton and Bush. Sources say Trump often refers to Bush as “stupid” and suggested that Clinton was a bad president, even though he won two terms in office and had one of the highest approval ratings in American history when his second term concluded.
CNN also notes that that portrait of Bush has been replaced by one of William McKinley, the 25th president. A portrait of Teddy Roosevelt now adorns the spot where Bush’s portrait was located.
In May, it was revealed that Trump would refuse to participate in the official unveiling of Barack Obama’s presidential portrait. President Trump has repeatedly suggested that Obama spied on him as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. And Trump is also said to be galled by the fact that Obama made fun of him at White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2011.
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