Painting of Trump hanging out with Republican presidents causes outcry

Painting of Trump hanging out with Republican presidents causes outcry

In the art piece The Republican Club by Andy Thomas, Trump is joined by former Republican leaders such as Richard Nixon, Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, and George W. Bush. "He was very complimentary".

But Thomas' attention to detail in the painting is commendable.

But he only found out the painting had been hung in the White House - close to the Oval Office - when it popped up as a backdrop during a TV interview broadcast on Sunday evening.

Trump told reporters at the White House on Saturday that Cipollone is "a great guy" but said at the time he hadn't made a final decision on filling the post.

During Leslie Stahl's 60 Minutes interview with President Donald Trump in the White House, eagle-eyed viewers caught what has to be the most godawful decoration to ever grace the walls of the People's House.

Thomas told The Daily Beast that the print was given to the President by Rep. Darrell Issa, the California Republican and a fan of the artist's work. As he has done previously, Trump played down his relationship with Cohen in the AP interview, calling his former longtime attorney "a PR person who did small legal work" and saying it was "very sad" that Cohen had struck a plea deal with prosecutors.

In June, Trump abandoned his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents on the U.S. -Mexico border after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and overseas.

"Trump with the poker playing dogs!" someone tweeted, evoking another famous, folksy painting showing canines around a table playing cards. Both versions also have a "subtle feminist message", according to a Time article on Thomas's website. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) denounced the White House for its "dangerous" rejection of climate science and slammed Trump for working hand-in-hand with Big Oil to make "a bad situation worse".

It became nearly a competition to see which Photoshop master could replace some of the other former presidents with more "appropriate" people at the table.

Others even questioned if there were lines of cocaine painted into the picture.

What was the best "correction" to the painting?

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