90 Miles From Tyranny : Obama’s petty refusal to host traditional unveiling of Trump’s official White House portrait cheered by left

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Obama’s petty refusal to host traditional unveiling of Trump’s official White House portrait cheered by left

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An age-old White House custom has come to a premature end reportedly thanks to the tension between current President Donald Trump and former President Barack Hussein Obama.

For decades, succeeding presidents would host a ceremony for the unveiling of their predecessors’ official White House portrait.

Obama hosted a ceremony for former President George W. Bush:

Bush once held a ceremony for former President Bill Clinton:

And Clinton once held a ceremony for former President George H.W. Bush:

The tradition reportedly dates back to 1978, when then-President Jimmy Carter unveiled former President Gerald Ford’s portrait. Yet as of 2020, this tradition is now reportedly dead.

“Obama will forgo the unveiling of his presidential portrait in the White House as President Donald Trump ramps up attacks on his record,” U.S. News & World Report reported Tuesday.

“It is a long-held White House tradition that a first-term president hosts a ceremony to unveil the official portrait of his immediate predecessor that will hang in the building. However, people familiar with the matter [said] that Obama will skip the unveiling of his portrait.”

The evidence suggests the Trump administration has for its part at least tried to be congenial with Obama about the matter.

“An administration official said there have been some discussions between the White House and Obama’s team to hang the portrait but no date was ever officially scheduled,” CNN confirmed.

Yet as noted by NBC News, which broke the original story, Obama “has no interest” in playing nice and would rather wait until Trump is out of office to have his portrait unveiled.

But while the media have tried to justify his lack of interest by pointing to Trump’s “attacks on his record,” they’ve neglected to mention HIS administration’s unprecedented, potentially illegal attack on the current U.S. president.

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