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Bill Clinton Portrait Removed from White House Grand Foyer Amid Epstein Scandal

Painting of former president moved to room 'used for storage'

 on 19th July 2020 @ 4.00pm
the portrait of bill clinton has been removed from the white house grand foyer © press
The portrait of Bill Clinton has been removed from the White House Grand Foyer

The portrait of former President Bill Clinton has been removed from the White House Grand Foyer and placed in a room that is used for storage, according to reports.

The White House has suddenly moved the painting along with a portrait of former President George W. Bush.

The official portraits of President Donald Trump's predecessors were pulled from their prominent positions in the entrance hall to the home in recent days and will be kept out of view of visitors.

Paintings of the most recent occupiers of the residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue have traditionally given pride of place and hung in the Grand Foyer of the White House.

The White House has yet to give an official response as to why the painting was removed.

However, the move comes as Bill Clinton's relationship with deceased child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is under mounting scrutiny.

the white house has removed the paintings which are traditionally hung in prominent positions © press
The White House has removed the paintings which are traditionally hung in prominent positions

It is tradition for those who were last in the Oval Office to be placed closest to the entranceway to the home, within eyeshot of all those who visit, according to CNN.

The spots occupied by Bush and Clinton have been taken over by two portraits of Republican presidents who served more than 100 years ago.

The pair of presidential paintings has been moved to the Old Family Dining Room, a small room off the grand State Dining Room, that is used to store unused tablecloths and furniture, according to The Daily Mail.

The room is so insignificant, it was not part of any public tours of the residence that were given before the coronavirus pandemic struck.

The portraits of Bush and Clinton were last seen earlier this month during a recent engagement when President Trump welcomed Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. 

At the two stood in the Cross Hall area of the home and made respective remarks the portraits could be seen looking on. 

The paintings would also have been visible to Trump each day as he walked down the staircase from his private residence. 

Bush's portrait has been replaced by America's 25th president, William McKinley, while the Clinton portrait has been replaced by Theodore Roosevelt who served after McKinley. 

In May it was revealed that Barack and Michelle Obama's presidential and first lady portraits will not be unveiled and hung in the White House until Donald Trump is out of office.

The long-held tradition of current presidents attending the unveiling ceremony of the portraits of their predecessors and their wives during their first term will be skipped during this presidency due to a bitter feud between Trump and Obama.

When Trump wins a second term in November, it means Obama may have to wait until 2025 to have his portrait revealed and displayed in the White House among every U.S. president before him.

the move comes as bill clinton s relationship with jeffrey epstein is under mounting scrutiny © press
The move comes as Bill Clinton's relationship with Jeffrey Epstein is under mounting scrutiny

The news comes as old video footage of Trump exposing Bill Clinton's relationship with Jeffrey Epstein emerged this week.

As Neon Nettle previously reported, before he entered politics, Trump warned reporters about the convicted sex offender's "cesspool" private island, also known as "Pedophile Island," newly uncovered video from 2015 shows.

At the time, Trump was warning about former President Bill Clinton's relationship with Epstein, who was found dead in his jail cell last year while awaiting child sex trafficking charges.

Trump said he'd heard Clinton had visited the Caribbean island, which he described as a "cesspool," before telling the Bloomberg reporter to "just ask Prince Andrew, he'll tell you about it."

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