It appears that some in Washington have accepted that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States.
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery added a portrait of Trump this week in honor of Friday’s presidential inauguration.
The photo was taken in 1989 for Fortune magazine and shows Trump against a blue sky backdrop, tossing an apple into the air — a reference to New York’s nickname, the Big Apple.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 14, 2017
The image was first donated by photographer Michael O’Brien back in 2011, according to The Hill.
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery website states:
“On November 8, 2016, real estate magnate, businessman, and reality television star Donald J. Trump completed a stunning rise to the presidency by defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton after one of the most volatile and divisive campaigns in recent memory.
“Tapping into a deep vein of populist American sentiment, Trump became the first non-politician to win the presidency since Dwight D. Eisenhower.”
As for Trump’s approval, it’s all but guaranteed, considering he used the same photo for his second book “Trump: Surviving at the Top.”
Trump’s official presidential portrait is not expected to be commissioned until near the end of his term.
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