Jonathan Davis from Trending Politics reports that Obama won’t go to White House prez portrait ceremony as long as his successor, President Donald Trump is in office.
According to NBC News:
It’s been a White House tradition for decades: A first-term president hosts a ceremony in the East Room for the unveiling of the official portrait of his immediate predecessor that will hang in the halls of the White House for posterity.
Republican presidents have done it for Democratic presidents, and vice versa — even when one of them ascended to the White House by defeating or sharply criticizing the other.
Yet this modern ritual won’t be taking place between Obama and President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. And if Trump wins a second term in November, it could be 2025 before Obama returns to the White House to see his portrait displayed among every U.S. president from George Washington to Bush.
Obama, for his part, has no interest in participating in the post-presidency rite of passage so long as Trump is in office, the people familiar with the matter said.
Most recently, Obama hosted former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush for the unveiling of their official portraits.
During that ceremony, Obama said, “We may have our differences politically, but the presidency transcends those differences.”
Seems Obama already walked back on his statement as his hatred for President Trump has clouded his sense of reasoning. What’s your take on this, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW…