Bush And Clinton Portraits Returned To Prominent Display In White House

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: The setting sun illuminates the American flag flying over the White House the evening after the passage of the American Rescue Plan in the U.S. Senate at the White House on March 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. The American Rescue Plan passed in the Senate with a vote of 50-49 and now goes back to the House of Representatives where it is expected that they will vote to approve of the changes made in the Senate. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: The setting sun illuminates the American flag flying over the White House the evening after the passage of the American Rescue Plan in the U.S. Senate at the White House on March 6, 2021 in... WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: The setting sun illuminates the American flag flying over the White House the evening after the passage of the American Rescue Plan in the U.S. Senate at the White House on March 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. The American Rescue Plan passed in the Senate with a vote of 50-49 and now goes back to the House of Representatives where it is expected that they will vote to approve of the changes made in the Senate. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 9, 2021 9:01 a.m.

Official presidential portraits of former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have been returned to prominent hanging locations in the Biden White House after they were removed during the Trump administration last July, CNN reported on Monday night.

According to CNN, the portraits of the recent presidents had been replaced over the summer by two portraits of Republican presidents who served more than a century ago. 

An official told CNN the portraits are back on display in the Grand Foyer of the executive mansion where portraits of the most recent American presidents are traditionally given high visibility.

The relocation of the portraits to a place of prominence comes after an earlier report that the Trump White House had moved the paintings of Clinton and Bush into the Old Family Dining Room, a small, seldom used room that is not typically seen by most visitors.

The portraits’ return to their previous location, suggests that President Joe Biden will likely see that the images of his predecessors as he descends the staircase from the third-floor private residence, CNN noted.

The official portrait of former President Barack Obama has not yet been unveiled and it is not yet clear when or where it will be hung.

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