A hokey, dream-like painting of President Donald Trump chumming it up with Republican presidents of decades past — which was gifted to Trump by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) — is hanging up in the White House.
The painting can be seen hanging on the wall in a screengrab of Trump’s recent interview with “60 Minutes,” flagged by Independent Journal Review editor Josh Billinson.
oh my god, it's hanging in the white house pic.twitter.com/wrq8eo7Bvx
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) October 15, 2018
The painting features a trim Trump, sharing drinks with — Trump’s beverage is presumably a soda — former Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.
According to the Daily Beast, Trump loves the illustration, which many on Twitter have likened to the political version of the famous painting of dogs playing poker. Trump was so enamored of Issa’s gift, he called the artist, Andy Thomas, to tell him how much he liked it.
“He was very complimentary,” Thomas told the Daily Beast. “He made a comment that he’d seen a lot of paintings of himself and he rarely liked them.”
Thomas, who claims his work is non-partisan, has also crafted similar paintings of former Democratic presidents playing pool together.