President Joe Biden has returned portraits of former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to the Grand Foyer of the White House after former President Donald Trump moved them to the Old Family Dining Room, which had mostly been used for storage, in July of 2020.
Trump had replaced the portraits with those of former Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.
Trump had also declined to invite former President Barack Obama to a portrait unveiling while he was in office, but Biden indicated that he might be willing to invite Trump to a future unveiling if the occasion presents itself.
“I have no portrait revealings or portrait plans or portrait events to preview for you, but I have not been given any indication that we would break with tradition in that regard,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a press briefing last month.
Now that would be an indication that Biden really did want unity, but I won’t hold my breath.
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