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Thu Jul 28, 2022, 03:48 PM

Biden to host Obamas in September for White House portrait ceremony Trump shunned

Source: NBC

President Joe Biden will host former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the White House in early September for the unveiling of their official White House portraits, according to an Obama spokesperson.

The traditional East Room ceremony unveiling the Obamas’ portraits, usually a moment where the sitting president and the first lady fête their immediate predecessors, was put off while then-President Donald Trump was in office given the bitter, estranged relationship between the two men.

Because of the Covid pandemic, the event was further delayed after Biden took office last year. It's typically held indoors in the East Room of the White House.

The Obamas are scheduled to appear with Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Sept. 7, the Obama spokesperson said Thursday. The artists who painted the former first couple will also be revealed at that time, as has been tradition for presidential portrait unveilings since the ritual began decades ago.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/biden-host-obamas-white-house-portrait-ceremony-trump-shunned-rcna40493



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Reply Biden to host Obamas in September for White House portrait ceremony Trump shunned (Original post)
demmiblue Jul 28 OP
LetMyPeopleVote Jul 28 #1
Cha Jul 28 #4
underpants Jul 28 #5
WestMichRad Jul 28 #15
Wounded Bear Jul 28 #27
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 28 #34
LiberalFighter Jul 28 #2
KS Toronado Jul 28 #8
vlyons Jul 28 #22
rurallib Jul 28 #25
2naSalit Jul 28 #29
davepdx Jul 28 #39
2naSalit Jul 28 #41
jmowreader Jul 28 #31
KS Toronado Jul 29 #46
CrispyQ Jul 28 #9
calimary Jul 29 #45
smb Jul 29 #51
Cha Jul 28 #3
Kid Berwyn Jul 28 #6
2naSalit Jul 28 #30
3auld6phart Jul 28 #42
Blue Owl Jul 29 #44
EmmaLee E Jul 29 #52
maxsolomon Jul 28 #7
jaxexpat Jul 28 #16
MontanaMama Jul 28 #10
yonder Jul 28 #28
happy feet Jul 29 #49
keithbvadu2 Jul 28 #11
70sEraVet Jul 28 #19
SergeStorms Jul 28 #12
onecaliberal Jul 28 #13
cab67 Jul 28 #14
BigmanPigman Jul 28 #17
iluvtennis Jul 28 #18
NBachers Jul 28 #20
DeeDeeNY Jul 29 #47
Rhiannon12866 Jul 28 #21
Hekate Jul 28 #23
Novara Jul 28 #24
SunSeeker Jul 28 #38
Generic Brad Jul 28 #26
barbtries Jul 28 #32
Bristlecone Jul 28 #33
OneCrazyDiamond Jul 28 #35
Pinback Jul 28 #36
SunSeeker Jul 28 #37
Historic NY Jul 28 #40
Crowman2009 Jul 28 #43
DFW Jul 29 #48
Rhiannon12866 Jul 29 #53
DFW Jul 29 #54
Rhiannon12866 Jul 29 #55
DFW Jul 29 #56
niyad Jul 29 #50
Midwestern Democrat Jul 30 #57

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 03:50 PM

1. TFG was an asshole with respect to the Obama portrait

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 04:00 PM

4. A jealous Bloated Putin Puppet Asshole.

Focus!
Please Fight to Save Our Democracy💙 in 2022 & 2024!

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 04:06 PM

5. He also refused to have the traditional transition visit

He was busy throwing a fit about losing.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:03 PM

15. TFG is an asshole with many things.

FIFY!

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:09 PM

27. The first 4 words said it all, really...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #27)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 07:23 PM

34. Was and still is an asshole.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 03:51 PM

2. They should microwave the orange baboon's portrait.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 04:40 PM

8. His portrait

should be an orange cartoon character leading a charge against the Capitol.
And yelling "Hang my Vice President"

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:40 PM

22. How about a Trump portrait of him

watching the attack on TV? With a big double whopper with cheese in his hand. An historic portrait.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:52 PM

25. I'd like one with the traitor in an orange jumpsuit behind bars.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:12 PM

29. Whatever it is...

It should be hung in the men's bathroom.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #29)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 09:58 PM

39. I've always thought that it should hang behind the WH dumpsters.

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Response to davepdx (Reply #39)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 10:35 PM

41. Even better!

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:25 PM

31. Not at all

Do a portrait from the back of him with a huge ketchup stain on the wall and a pile of broken china and fast food on the floor right below it.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #31)

Fri Jul 29, 2022, 12:45 AM

46. Don't forget the brown stain on the back of his pants

toilet paper hanging onto his shoe would be a nice touch also.
Where are the Editorial Cartoonists when we need them?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 04:44 PM

9. Put a frame around the ketchup on the wall. -nt

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 29, 2022, 12:36 AM

45. That'd work.

Here’s my other suggestion:

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 29, 2022, 10:58 AM

51. They Should Use A Mug Shot For Chump's Portrait nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 03:59 PM

3. Brilliant!💕

Focus!
Please Fight to Save Our Democracy💙 in 2022 & 2024!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 04:17 PM

6. No fair! What about Beenadick Pisswig's pitcher?

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:14 PM

30. Belongs in the latrine!

Last edited Thu Jul 28, 2022, 11:49 PM - Edit history (1)

Beenadick Pisswig

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #30)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 11:41 PM

42. For sure

I like it President Bentdick Pisswig.That feckin’ piece
of filth should never been POTUS. What an embarrassment.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 29, 2022, 12:00 AM

44. Bwah!

The hands gotta be smaller — waaaay smaller….

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 29, 2022, 01:18 PM

52. Great Britain wouldn't take us

Maybe Russia

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 04:21 PM

7. Dump doesn't deserve a WH Portrait, period.

But one assumes Biden will extend the invitation as expected. I wouldn't expect Dump to accept.

He's great at insulting people who aren't there, but he's afraid of actual confrontation.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:22 PM

16. It would be permissible to me for Biden to shun TFG from all "traditional" events.

It would be permissible to me if all and any future presidents were to celebrate TFG by holding a "fools" ball wherein everyone wears costumes to mock TFG utilizing all available manners of poor taste.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 04:50 PM

10. I would say that it was TFG who was bitter.

PBO and Mrs. Obama were out living their best lives with no evidence of being bitter.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:12 PM

28. +1. That stuck out for me also.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 29, 2022, 09:19 AM

49. Yup.

So sick of the both sides guilty media crap. The Obamas graciously met and led them into the White House and attended his inauguration. He did none of that for Biden.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 04:51 PM

11. Nomination for Donald/Melania official portraits

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:26 PM

19. It would be appropriate for any portrait of the buffoon to have Epstein in the background

Just to make sure future generations understand the immoral character of the man.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 04:54 PM

12. Yes! Long, long overdue.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 04:59 PM

13. WOOT WOOT. So happy to hear this.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:01 PM

14. TFG's portrait should never besmirch any part of the White House.

Its presence would be disrespectful to the country.

I hope no formal presidential portrait is ever commissioned for that sack of shit.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:23 PM

17. TFG's portrait should be a reproduction of his mugshot.

Wishful thinking on my part.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:25 PM

18. tfg is such a petty bastard.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:28 PM

20. "Given the bitter, estranged relationship between the two men?" Where do I send a hearty

“FUCK YOU!” to whoever wrote that statement? So it was half Obama’s fault that there was no portrait unveiling during the trump years?

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Response to NBachers (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 29, 2022, 07:03 AM

47. Excellent point

False equivalency. Once again.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:37 PM

21. Great news - and long past time!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:48 PM

23. Grand. We have a gentleman back in the WH.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 05:51 PM

24. NBC, don't you DARE both-sides this!

the bitter, estranged relationship between the two men.


ONE SIDE couldn't be gracious. ONE.

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Response to Novara (Reply #24)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 09:52 PM

38. Right? So infuriating!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:01 PM

26. Trump has self portraits smeared all over the White House

Word is he frequently flung food at the wall in anger like an undisciplined primate.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:34 PM

32. I will be pissed

if President Biden allows a portrait of his predecessor in the WH. History should always record his presidency with an asterisk.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:38 PM

33. As he should be

Shunned for all things, at all times

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 08:40 PM

35. I recall it the other way around.

Former President Obama shunned the orange child.
I read he preemptively refused any invite.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 09:03 PM

36. Trump's portrait should be

the cake Kymberli Talton made for the Nailed It! TV baking competition.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 09:51 PM

37. This makes me happy.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 10:20 PM

40. Looks like the trump will never have a portrait unveiling.

Who would invite him back

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 11:57 PM

43. I hope they replace the orange bastard's portrait in the WH with a blank canvas.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2022, 07:17 AM

48. Bill Clinton was so busy, the White House had to ask me to stand in for him while posing for his

You think I'm kidding?

?

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Response to DFW (Reply #48)

Fri Jul 29, 2022, 06:03 PM

53. Cool photo, LOL

Bill Clinton is the only POTUS I've ever seen in person. He came to the district to campaign for our Democratic Congressional candidate - not only is he a brilliant speaker, but I believe he was the reason for unseating a long time incumbent Republican.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #53)

Fri Jul 29, 2022, 06:10 PM

54. We couldn't resist!

My brother and I were at the White House, and we paused in front of the official Clinton portrait, and said, we GOTTA do this!

Obama was still president, and I didn't yet have a phone that could take good photos, so I posed, and he took the pic.

Bill Clinton is indeed a brilliant speaker. He owns the room the moment he steps up to the podium. I was sitting right in front of him at the Gridiron dinner in 1995, and if he had said he was about to declare war on the Duchy of Grand Fenwick, a number of the people there would probably have believed him before the others broke out in laughter.

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Response to DFW (Reply #54)

Fri Jul 29, 2022, 06:18 PM

55. So fortunate that you now have that pic!

And in this Republican-leaning district, it was SRO to see and hear an actual POTUS. His speech was brilliant and inspired the crowd, and he was gracious and friendly. The local paper had said that the incumbent Republican (now disgraced John Sweeney) could "have the job for life" if he wanted it. But I truly believe that President Clinton convinced the voters otherwise...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #55)

Fri Jul 29, 2022, 06:22 PM

56. Any Democratic candidate fortunate enough to have Bill Clinton strump for him or her in person

That candidate got an incalculable boost every time.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2022, 10:29 AM

50. Hey, nbc, it is Dr. Jill Biden.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2022, 12:15 AM

57. Before the disgrace of January 6, I was certain that Biden would invite Trump to have his portrait

ceremony at some point in the first term - not that Biden WANTED to do it (and would have been quite happy if Trump turned the invite down), but he would extend the invite just to re-establish decorum and show that he was the better man; I think January 6 ended any possibility that this would happen in the first term.

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