Andy Thomas, the artist who creates wonderful paintings depicting historical presidents from each party hanging out, has updated The Republican Club to include Donald Trump. It was spotted on the White House wall during an interview with the president on CBS News.

The artist, who lives in Missouri, United States, was “ecstatic” to discover his art displayed in the White House, he told Time. Republican congressman Darrell Issa reportedly gave it to the President.

“A lot of times gifts aren’t really hung up, they’re just pushed into a closet somewhere,” Mr Thomas said.

Shortly before Trump’s election, I’d painted Trump into an earlier variant of Thomas’s painting (below; and made a few other tweaks) in expectation of the big win. Folks were mad that I’d called it but such is life in the death of the Republic. Why don’t you get grandpa a jigsaw puzzle or something [Amazon].

from Boing Boing https://boingboing.net/2018/10/15/trump-joins-past-republican-pr.html

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