Just hours after US President Donald Trump’s moving to the White House, he refashioned the Oval office as he reinstalled a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and introduced some other changes.
The bust was removed to outside the Treaty Room in the private residence of the White House from the Oval Office in 2009 under Barack Obama. However he retained the bust of Martin Luther King Jr, brought to the Oval Office by Obama.
This was one of the most notable changes in the Oval office after Obama’s departure. A group of White House pool reporters entered astonished to the Oval Office, to interview Trump and make his first few signatures on documents and an executive order.
New White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted a picture of the bust of Martin Luther King Jr after some media reports and a White House pool report incorrectly mentioned that it has been removed. The report was quickly corrected.
“(This is) a reminder of the media danger of tweet first check facts later,” Spicer tweeted.
Inside the Oval Office, Trump is also using the famous Resolute desk, an 1,880 gift from Queen Victoria and first used in the Oval by John F Kennedy. It is now being used by its 17th President of the United States. However drapes in the Oval Office have been replaced from crimson to gold.
According to a CNN report, some paintings have also been replaced by Trump, including two by the door by Edward Hopper.
Trump has held onto “The Avenue in the Rain,” by the American impressionist Childe Hassam, from Obama’s Oval Office, and the back wall still hangs a painting of George Washington above the fireplace.
Notably, there was a lot of flake for Obama when he replaced bust of Churchill with that of Martin Luther King Jr.
“There are only so many tables where you can put busts – otherwise it starts looking a little cluttered,” Obama had said at London news conference last April.
“And I thought it was appropriate, and I suspect most people here in the United Kingdom might agree, that as the first African American President, it might be appropriate to have a bust of Dr Martin Luther King in my office to remind me of all the hard work of a lot of people who would somehow allow me to have the privilege of holding this office,” he had said then.