If you look closely at the screenshot 60 Minutes shared, there is also a bowl of Starburst candy near the photo.
He painted Trump's face twice - the first one he was "happy with" but said "it wasn't the smile we usually see, so I found a bunch of photographs with this particular smile and I thought it seemed more appropriate".
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Thomas has previously produced a series of paintings showing groups of Democratic presidents and groups of Republican presidents playing poker and pool, or sitting around a table.More news: Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind Khashoggi disappearance
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Thomas told the Daily Beast that Republican Rep. Darrell Issa gave Trump the painting, which costs $US155 to $US1,700, depending on the size and edition. He also admitted he's a nostalgic painter, specializing in cowboy scenes.
President Donald Trump displayed a painting titled "The Republican Club" in the White House Oval Office.
"It's really Donald Trump all over". Lincoln is opposite him and Reagan, George HW and George W Bush, an avuncular Theodore Roosevelt, and a tickled Dwight Eisenhower to Trump's right. All the men appear to be sharing a joke. "Legally. And I want them to come in on merit", Trump told reporters at the White House on Saturday.
A post on Thomas' website said the painting had a "subtle feminist message" because there is a woman in the background walking toward the table.
The world's most delusional man has pretty much topped all his other self-aggrandizing feats with this: a painting of Trump sat down with former Republican presidents of years gone by, just enjoying a drink and a chinwag. Hear what President Trump has to say about some of the issues that will likely be motivating voters at the ballot.