Biden has put portraits of Clinton and Bush back on display within the White House after Trump removed them
President Biden has put portraits of former Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush back on public display within the White House.
Former President Donald Trump replaced the portraits with two former republican presidents.
They are now back within the grand foyer of the white house, with portraits of other recent presidents, CNN reported.
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The White House has put two portraits of former Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush back on prominent display after former President Donald Trump had them removed, CNN reported.
The portraits are now back on display within the Grand Foyer of the White House, a politician told CNN, marking a return to tradition which sees portraits of recent presidents displayed in the most prominent position.
The Grand Foyer is employed for official occasions including state dinners and formal welcoming ceremonies.
The move comes after the Trump administration reportedly replaced the 2 portraits in July last year with portraits of former Republican presidents Roosevelt and McKinley .
The portraits of Clinton and Bush weren’t removed altogether but removed to the Old Family Dining room, a “barely used” a part of the White House building and wasn’t included in official tours that happened before the coronavirus pandemic, a politician told CNN at the time.
In keeping with tradition, biden also redesigned the oval office upon entering the white house. He replaced a portrait of president andrew jackson with a portrait of president franklin roosevelt and displaying pictures of a number of progressive figures in the room.
They included Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks.
He also removed a button that Donald Trump reportedly wont to summon Diet Coke on a silver platter.
Biden’s latest move to revive portraits of Clinton and Bush came months after President Trump reportedly refused to carry an unveiling ceremony for the portrait of former President Barack Obama, marking a 40-year break from tradition.
First-term presidents traditionally held ceremonies within the East Room to unveil portraits of their predecessors, as Obama did for President George W. Bush in 2012. President Obama was also said to be tired of attending such an occasion .
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