Barack won’t show up, so Trump refuses to unveil Obama’s portrait at the White House…
It’s the little acts of revenge that make life worth living…
President Trump is refusing to unveil Obama’s portrait at the White House, according to NBC News
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 19, 2020
WASHINGTON — It’s been a White House tradition for decades: A first-term president hosts a ceremony in the East Room for the unveiling of the official portrait of his immediate predecessor that will hang in the halls of the White House for posterity.
Yet this modern ritual won’t be taking place between Obama and President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. And if Trump wins a second term in November, it could be 2025 before Obama returns to the White House to see his portrait displayed among every U.S. president from George Washington to Bush.
“Obama, for his part, has no interest in participating in the post-presidency rite of passage so long as Trump is in office, the people familiar with the matter said.”