- The White House replaced portraits of former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush with portraits of former presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William McKinley, CNN reported.
- The Clinton and Bush portraits are now placed in the Old Family Dining room, a "barely used" part of the White House, aides told CNN.
- The portraits' relocation comes months after President Donald Trump reportedly refused to hold a ceremony for the unveiling of former President Barack Obama's portrait.
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The White House replaced official portraits of former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush with portraits of former presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William McKinley, CNN reported.
The Clinton and Bush portraits are now no longer displayed in the Grand Foyer, but placed in the Old Family Dining room. This room is "barely used" and is no longer included in White House tours open to the public prior to the coronavirus outbreak, aides told CNN.
The Old Family Dining room was open for public viewing for the first time when former First Lady Michelle Obama and the Committee for the Preservation of the White House renovated the room with funding from a donation from the White House Historical Association in 2015.
The room displays African-American Expressionist painter Alma Thomas' painting Resurrection, which is the first artwork by an African-American woman showcased by the White House, according to a news release by the Office of the First Lady at the time.
For years, first-term presidents have held unveiling ceremonies of portraits of their direct predecessors. President Donald Trump broke precedent in May when it was reported that he refused to hold a ceremony to unveil the portrait of former President Barack Obama.
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