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Epic Trump painting spotted during 60 Minutes Interview

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The internet is going crazy over the the artwork, “The Republican Club” by Andy Thomas. The painting was spotting in the background of a photo tweeted by CBS’s 60 Minutes.

The artwork shows President Trump at a table sitting next to Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon. Also sitting at the table are Republicans Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and both Bushes.

According to the Daily Beast, the painting was given to the President by Rep. Darrell Issa. Thomas, the artist, was shocked when President Trump called to thank him for the painting.

From thedailybeast.com

…one person was thrilled to learn that it was hanging on the wall of Trump’s office—the artist himself.

Thomas told The Daily Beast that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), a fan of the artist’s work, gave the print to Trump.

“He had actually given a me real gracious call to tell me how much he liked it,” Thomas said of Trump. “He was very complimentary. He made a comment that he’d seen a lot of paintings of himself and he rarely liked them.”

The painting is the latest in a well-known series by Thomas that depicts past presidents from each party hanging out together. Thomas’ first, which was finished in 2008, included Republicans—minus Trump—playing poker. A subsequent portrait showed Democratic presidents playing pool.

When Thomas decided to add the current president, he said, he found “Trump hard to paint” because of his skin tone and smile, but made him the center of attention anyway.

He said that as far as he knows, no other president has his artwork. He said Issa has both the Democratic and Republican prints hanging in his office and commissioned a portrait of himself from Thomas, who also paints cowboys.

Apparently, there’s a Democratic version out somewhere:

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