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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

In my opinion, here is the biggest single reason why Trump refused to allow President Obama's portrait to be hung in the White House. It's because when whatever sort of ceremony that would have been held was over, the public would then have then had a chance to compare what they had just witnessed with what had happened back in May of 2012, when the Obama's hosted the Bush's (both 41 AND 43) at the White House for the unveiling of George and Laura's portraits. You can see that ceremony in the video linked to the headline of this thread (please watch it to the end and try and envision what it would have been like in a Trump White House for something like this).

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And to make sure you see the video, here's the link again:

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#1 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-05-27 01:29 AM | Reply

Or Trump is just a racist *rick!

#2 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-05-27 03:21 AM | Reply

Dang, grace and humility. Such a vivid contrast to the Buffoon.

#3 | Posted by et_al at 2020-05-27 04:07 AM | Reply

Such a vivid contrast to literally any Federally elected Republican currently in office, honestly.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-27 04:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Or Trump is just a racist *rick!"

Thank you ABORTED. We all know that's the REAL reason.

Comparatively speaking he still views Obama as a threat to the exposure of his own failures.

In fact, it's so obvious now that Trump might as well issue a press release admitting it.

If he wasn't being eaten alive by jealousy, hatred and insecurity, he might see that for himself.

The public certainly can.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-27 04:43 AM | Reply

It's also engrained in the psyche of most Republicans that duly elected Democrats are not legitimate, so Trump is playing up that angle by refusing to engage in a ceremonial custom relating to the previous president.

#6 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-27 09:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I am SO curious about how the next president (whether Biden in 2020 or Klobuchar in 2024) will act in this same situation. Will they be gracious to Trump and unveil a portrait in a "normal" ceremony? Seems like a catch 22. If they act like things are normal, they legitimize this fool of a President that we currently have and give him another platform to spread his craziness. If they don't, they will continue to give other future Presidents a precedent to follow in breaking ties and decorum with the previous administration.

But let's be real about this: whatever the NEXT president does, it's a DIRECT result of Trump screwing the pooch and breaking down all customs and decorum in the first place.

#7 | Posted by dylanfan at 2020-05-27 11:13 AM | Reply

I voted for Trump to reverse the damage Obama (the most corrupt President in our history) had done to The United States of America.

So, if that means that there will not even be a picture of Obama left behind. I am good with that.

By the way, I thought it was Obama who said he would not attend the ceremony.

#8 | Posted by sawdust at 2020-05-27 11:44 AM | Reply | Funny: 11

By the way, I thought it was Obama who said he would not attend the ceremony.

#8 | Posted by sawdust at 2020

Both things are True: Donald said he didn't want him and Obama said he didn't care to attend.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-27 11:52 AM | Reply

I voted for Trump to reverse the damage Obama (the most corrupt President in our history) had done to The United States of America.

#8 | Posted by sawdust at

Is this what you believe or just what you think you're expected to say? After the last several years it's frankly nuts.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-27 11:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 9

I bet notion of folks visiting the WH taking their pic in front of Obama's portrait was a factor. Dotard can't abide that uppity negro getting attention which ought all be his.

#11 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2020-05-27 11:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I voted for Trump to reverse the damage Obama (the most corrupt President in our history) had done to The United States of America.
#8 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

Oh please tell us how Obama damaged the country.

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-27 12:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

the most corrupt President in our history

*citation necessary

#13 | Posted by dylanfan at 2020-05-27 12:22 PM | Reply

It's OK.

I'll hazard a guess that Obama has a far better chance of seeing his picture hung in the WH than Trump does. It's may just take a few more months.

#14 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-27 01:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Don't attempt to engage them.

They don't have any facts to back up their bile.

All they do is spew.

Be a grown up and ignore them like the children they are.

#15 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-05-27 01:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Don't attempt to engage them.
They don't have any facts to back up their bile.
All they do is spew.
Be a grown up and ignore them like the children they are.

#15 | POSTED BY LOSTANGELES

But that's the whole fun of being here: making fun of the idiots.

#16 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-27 01:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I voted for Trump to reverse the damage Obama (the most corrupt President in our history) had done to The United States of America.

#8 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

Did you just wake up from a coma or something?

#17 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-05-27 02:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

DYLANFAN @ #7

"Will they be gracious to Trump and unveil a portrait in a "normal" ceremony? "

Of course they will. In fact the portrait is almost done. They just have to finish adding the horns.

#18 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-27 02:54 PM | Reply

Trolls are probably getting paid for the number of comment they attract so it's best to just ignore them.

#19 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-05-27 03:57 PM | Reply

Sawdust...the "new", dumbest poster on this site. Congratulations!!!! You have a lot of dumbassery to live up to be the champ, but with those comments, you can be a contender!!!! Now get out there and show us how dumb you really are!!!! How's the weather in Moscow today, comrade?

#20 | Posted by zelkova at 2020-05-27 06:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The real reason - Trump may have already defaced the Obama portraits?

#21 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-05-27 08:19 PM | Reply

GETOFFMEDZ

"Trump may have already defaced the Obama portraits?"

Well, he does LOVE his Sharpie! But it's more likely petty, mean spirited jealousy.

Obama is successful . . . Trump is a failure.
Obama won two terms . . . Trump is struggling to hang onto one.
Obama is popular . . . Trump is a dumpster fire .
Obama has a loving wife . Trump has arm candy.
Obama has credibility . . Trump is a pathological liar.
Obama has friends . . . . Trump is alone.
Obama draws big crowds. . Trump uses photoshop.
Obama is honest . . . . . Trump is a grifter.
Obama has achievements . Trump, "meh" nothing!
Obama worked for America. Trump works for Russia.

#22 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-28 01:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Trump has arm candy.

AKA "Flight Risk".

#23 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-05-28 01:27 AM | Reply

REDIAL

"AKA "Flight Risk".

LOL ~~ I wonder what the Secret Service knows that we don't.

#24 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-28 01:35 AM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

Sadly, unconvincing.

#25 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-05-28 01:47 AM | Reply

LOL ~~ I wonder what the Secret Service knows that we don't.

#24 | Posted by Twinpac

With as obese and old as Trump is, perhaps one or two of them know if the carpet matches the drapes ...

#26 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-28 01:48 AM | Reply

... the first lady's ...

#27 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-28 01:50 AM | Reply

AU

" perhaps one or two of them know if the carpet matches the drapes ..."

Good possibility. Princess Diana had her red-headed riding master.

Trump doesn't seem to care much for the kid except for photo ops. I watch the poor kid walk across the tarmac one day, all hunched up like he was trying to be invisible.

#28 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-28 02:04 AM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

Did you just wake up from a coma or something?

#17 | POSTED BY DEREK_WILDSTAR

No, he hasn't woken up yet.

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-28 10:10 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Lack of civility. That's all, simpletons do simple things.

#30 | Posted by Brennnn at 2020-05-28 05:14 PM | Reply

When President Biden takes over the WH I hope he draws a Hitler mustache on Trump's portrait.

#31 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-28 07:40 PM | Reply

As long as he doesnt have his picture taken with Obama, he gets the neonazi vote. Plain and simple.

#32 | Posted by arthurmann at 2020-05-28 09:49 PM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

Sadly, unconvincing.

#25 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-05-28 01:47 AM | Reply | Flag

Predictably unconvincing.

#33 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-29 08:31 AM | Reply

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