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The ‘tacky’ Trump painting artist created similar work for Obama

Andy Thomas, a Missouri-based painter, painted an imaginary image of Trump and past Republican presidents that now hangs in the White House.

'The Republican Club' by Andy Thomas

Key Takeaways
  • The artist Andy Thomas, a self-taught painter living in Missouri, said he was surprised to learn Trump has hung the painting in the White House.
  • Thomas also created a similar painting depicting former President Barack Obama alongside past Democratic presidents.
  • Thomas said there’s a hidden feminist message lying in both of the paintings.

On Sunday’s episode of CBS’s 60 Minutes, President Donald Trump joined reporter Lesley Stahl for an interview that covered many topics, including his doubts about climate science, his distrust of some staffers, the Mueller investigation and the ongoing trade disputes with China. But most revealing about the interview, at least according to Twitter, was a glimpse of one of Trump’s latest decorative updates to the White House: a painting of himself playing poker and drinking a Diet Coke alongside past Republican presidents.

oh my god, it’s hanging in the white house
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) October 15, 2018

The painting—dubbed The Republican Clubby artist Andy Thomas—depicts a smiling and relatively slim 45th president sitting between Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon. Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Calvin Coolidge, Ronald Reagan, and both Bushes also surround Trump in the imaginary scene.


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