LOS ANGELES | The official portraits of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, on display until then in the entrance hall of the White House, where Donald Trump could see them on a daily basis, have been removed to be hung in a room little used of the presidential residence, said Friday CNN.
According to the american channel, quoting several witnesses, the predecessors of Mr. Trump have been replaced to their place of honor by two republican presidents have been elected for over a century, William McKinley, assassinated in 1901, and Theodore Roosevelt, who succeeded him.
At the White House, the tradition wants that the portraits of the american presidents, the most recent being the most in sight for the guests of official events.
This was again the case on July 8, during the visit of the president of mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Since then, the tables representing Bill Clinton (democrat, president from 1993 to 2001) and George W. Bush (republican, president from 2001 to 2009) have been moved into a dining room that is rarely used, which is usually never crowded by visitors.
Questioned by AFP, the White House had not responded by Friday evening.
CNN reports that the president Trump had the opportunity to see its two predecessors several times a day, when he came down from his private residence, or where he welcomed guests in the entrance hall.
The portrait of Barack Obama, in which Donald Trump has succeeded in 2017 and he’s accused of all evils, including “crimes”, should not be unveiled to the public in an official ceremony before the presidential election in November, a sign of the esteem in which the billionaire give him.