President Trump's New White House Painting Is Hiding a Surprising 'Feminist Message'

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The piece was painted by Missouri-based Andy Thomas, who specializes in westerns and historical scenes.

"I didn't think he was going to call, but (Trump) said that he'd seen a lot of paintings of (himself) and majority he didn't like, but that he liked what I had done", Thomas told Baldwin.

The painting was spotted during Trump's long-ranging interview with "60 Minutes", which aired Sunday night.

Thomas said he "didn't want to have it all men, just because it begins to look like a good old boys club".

According to the Daily Beast, Trump loves the illustration, which many on Twitter have likened to the political version of the famous painting of dogs playing poker.

Trump made his comments to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One for his trip to Kentucky, where he was scheduled to headline an evening campaign rally. "Honest" Abe Lincoln appears to have water, Reagan has a gaudy cocktail, the others have various beverages.

Although most of the former presidents in the painting have since died, it does including living father and son presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush.

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"It's really Donald Trump all over".

"I was ecstatic", Thomas said.

In the painting, the infamously grim and corrupt Richard Nixon is shown laughing, on Trump's left. Trump at centre stagewears a gleaming white shirt and his signature red tie. He included a similar figure in his painting of Democratic presidents and told Time it represented a future female president, a confident figure who would not be intimidated approaching a table of powerful men. In both paintings, there is a woman in the background appearing to walk towards the table of men.

Now on 60 Minutes: There's less than a month until the mid-term elections.

President Donald Trump has a painting in the White House depicting a fantasy scene of himself hanging out with former Republican presidents. This is in line with Trump famously saying that he doesn't drink alcohol.

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