The White House released official portraits of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday and there’s one minute detail that has everyone talking.
White House releases official portrait of President Trump. He's smiling! pic.twitter.com/7HpVa3hq2y
— Harry Horton (@harry_horton) October 31, 2017
Actually, both men are smiling, which proved to me a mesmerizing detail for so many eager to comment on the portraits.
Set against an American flag backdrop, Trump is seen wearing a blue tie while Pence is sporting a red power tie.
After delays, the White House is distributing official portraits of President Trump and Vice President Pence. https://t.co/PatYnD4GIq
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 31, 2017
The portraits are expected to be hung in government buildings across the country, as well as in U.S. embassies around the globe.
Here’s a sampling of responses to the portraits from Twitter, to include some from the national media:
Usually seen stone-faced these days, Pres. Trump’s cheesing it up in his just-released official portrait released by the White House… pic.twitter.com/MYq78CrKEr
— Boo D. Curse (@JudyKurtz) October 31, 2017
Trump rarely smiles, so I’m surprised they went with the big smile for his portrait. https://t.co/cS3B5dfIDh
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) October 31, 2017
White House releases official portraits of Trump and Pence. VP’s portrait is lit professionally while Trump’s looks like available light. pic.twitter.com/RWApSV5gHO
— David Poller Photography (@PollerPhoto) October 31, 2017
#Trump‘s handlers: “Donny yer last portrait looked scary. You gotta smile.
“Think of ice cream!” pic.twitter.com/nlocUmXz67
— john grantner (@johngrantner) October 31, 2017
— 💙 …𝘥𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘥 𝘫𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴 @MrDJones (@MrDJones) October 31, 2017
Of course, Twitter being what it is, social media users where only too happy to offer alternative portraits.
Here’s a few samples from Trump’s critics:
— Jason Wages🌊 (@jason_wages) October 31, 2017
— Dr. Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) October 31, 2017
Twitter critics should stick to their day jobs. Assuming they’ve got one.
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