(PresidentialInsider.com)- A portrait of former President Donald Trump just replaced a portrait of Barack Obama at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s presidents exhibition, angering left-wing activists and commentators who believe that the former president should be wiped from history and condemned, despite overseeing the greatest economy in American history.
Kim Sajet, the director of the museum, argued that there was “no moral test” for former presidents to appear in the Portrait Gallery, in what looked to be an effort to calm anti-Trump activists down, stating that “otherwise, nobody would be there.”
Did anyone even raise an eyebrow when President Barack Obama, whose drone strikes killed hundreds of innocent children, appeared in the gallery?
When the gallery reopens on May 14, after being shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a photograph of former President Trump will be installed at the “America’s Presidents” exhibition.
The photograph of President Trump shows him sitting in a red chair in the Oval Office, with a blue suit and a red tie. It was taken by Pari Dukovic for Time Magazine in 2019, and will become part of the permanent collection…unless far-left wokies decide to riot over it.
Trump’s portrait vs. the Obama portrait it will be replacing at the Smithsonian pic.twitter.com/6FOubbx2op
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 26, 2021
Five flags can be seen in the background of the photographs, each representing the different branches of the American Armed Forces. They include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps.
The 1835 portrait of Andrew Jackson by Asher B. Durand can be seen in the background, as well as a 1785 portrait of Benjamin Franklin painted by Joseph Duplessis – an artwork which was on loan to the White House from the Portrait Gallery.
The “America’s Presidents” exhibition contains the only complete collection of presidential portraits outside of the White House itself, telling the story of America’s origins and growth over its 244 years of history.
“The National Portrait Gallery’s addition of the recently acquired photograph will carry on the tradition of updating the permanent exhibition as each new leader is elected to the highest office in the land,” the Smithsonian Magazine reported.
“The museum recently announced that the official portrait of the 44th President Barack Obama by artist Kehinde Wiley, along with Amy Sherald’s portrait of Michelle Obama will depart for a five-city tour from June 2021 to May 2022. The collage poster from Obama’s historic first 2008 campaign, entitled Hope by the Los Angeles graphic designer Shepard Fairey will go on view in the exhibition,” it continued.
Photographer Dukovic has previously worked as a photojournalist for major outlets, including Wall Street Journal Magazine, Vanity Fair, and GQ.
If you’d like to see the photograph in the museum,