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Donald Trump Drinks With Lincoln and Roosevelt in White House Portrait


The bizarre artwork was discovered during Trump's 60 Minutes interview.

After coming across a painting of himself sipping drinks with presidents like Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon, and Theodore Roosevelt, Donald Trump called the artist and had the image hung in the White House.

The portrait, entitled "The Republican Club," features 10 GOP presidents enjoying a happy hour; Trump appears to be drinking his beverage of choice, Diet Coke.

The fact the painting now hangs in the White House was discovered by International Journal Review editor Josh Billinson when he paused Donald Trump's interview with 60 Minutes this Sunday.

The painter of the bizarre artwork, Andy Thomas, hails from Carthage, Mo. He told Time that he was watching a football game when he began receiving calls from friends that his painting was in the White House.

"I was ecstatic," Thomas told Time. "A lot of times gifts aren't really hung up, they're just pushed in a closet somewhere. To find out it's actually hanging is really a treat."

Rather than a more prestigious oil painting, Trump's copy of "The Republican Club" is a print. How exactly the image ended up on a White House wall is yet to be discovered, but the painter says that California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa had told him he showed his work to the president.

Thomas had previously painted the congressman, which led to a correspondence between the two.

Two weeks ago, Thomas received a call from Trump.

"He basically said, 'most portraits of me I really don't like,'" Thomas said. "And he's right. He's hard to paint. There's some bad ones out there." Trump went on to ask Thomas for a performance review on his job as Commander-in-Chief, how his friends and neighbors see him, and his thoughts on the Missouri Senate race between incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican Josh Hawley.

"I'm thinking, 'I'm a damn artist, what is he asking me about this for?'" remembered Thomas.

The painting has taken the internet by storm, inspiring numerous commentaries and spoofs.

While many don't find the portrayal of Trump to be accurate, Thomas spent a significant amount of time perfecting the president's smile.

"Trump has that one thing where he sticks his chin up and smiles really big, and it's great for a caricature but not necessarily flattering to him," Thomas explain. "I had to find a photo where it looked like he's actually heard something funny, so it looks like a genuine smile."

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