This week on Friday, a portrait of former US President Donald Trump was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.
These paintings are a tradition for resigned presidents, so most of this museum has portraits of former presidents.
However, there are now many things that attract the attention of Trump’s portrait, he writes Defender.
Among other things, many have noted that the image is placed directly opposite the painting John Lewis, An influential congressman and one of the leading figures in the civil rights struggle of the 60s.
Lewis refused to attend The inauguration of Donald Trump As president because he thought he had been illegally elected by Russian intervention. Then when Trump commented “Shittol countries“Trump is simply racist,” Lewis concluded.
Photographer Barry Djokovic took a portrait of Donald Trump on June 17, 2019 – the day before Donald Trump He announced that he would listen For re-election. Trump is sitting at his desk in the Oval Office, wearing his familiar red tie.
Did not admit defeat
The portrait is titled “America First” and indicates that Trump was elected President. The text records both of his Supreme Court cases, And during his election campaign in 2020 “corona epidemic became a central theme”.
It goes on to say: “Trump does not agree with that [nederlag], And a mob of his supporters, refusing to accept the election results, laid siege to the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. [Joe] Biden’s election winner. “
Since losing the presidential election in November last year, then-President Donald Trump has been making false claims that the election was stolen from him.
January 6 His supporters attacked Congress In a deadly attempt to change the outcome of the election.
– Hard to see
After being closed for six months as a result of the epidemic, the gallery was partially opened to visitors on Friday. Many former first ladies can be found in the popular gallery – Martha Washington and Melania Trump.
Defender He writes that many visitors traveled to the newly opened gallery and that the portrait of former US President Donald Trump caught the attention of many.
The newspaper writes that Fran McDonald, a professor at the University of Louisville, was not very interested in portraiture.
– Hard to see. I started filming it first and then decided I didn’t like it on my phone. I don’t need to see or hear him anymore. He says that keeping him in the 24 hour news cycle is a relentless attack on my senses.
The portrait is said to be later replaced by a portrait of Trump – and the former president’s team is now evaluating potential artists.