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Obama’s Portrait Will Not Be Unveiled Traditionally


Trump is refusing to unveil Obama’s portrait at the White House, breaking a 40-year tradition.
On Tuesday NBC news reported  that the Trump Administration will be not be holding the unveiling ceremony of former President Barack Obama’s portrait at the White House.
For decades, first-term presidents have held ceremonies in the East Room to unveil the portraits of their immediate predecessors. Obama did so for former President George W. Bush in 2012, for example. Let’s be real, we all are hip to the animosity between these two.


Just last week Obama criticized the current administration’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic during his graduation speech to the class of 2020.

“More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing. A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge,” Obama said during an online commencement address to graduates of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) on Saturday.

He went on to say,

Unfortunately, a lot of so-called grown-ups, including some with fancy titles and important jobs, still think that way — which is why things are so screwed up.

“I hope that instead, you decide to ground yourself in values that last, like honesty, hard work, responsibility, fairness, generosity, respect for others.”

Honestly, Obama probably wouldn’t attend  anyway.