Biden’s Oval Office redecoration includes replacing Andrew Jackson portrait with Ben Franklin

In the wake of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, it became clear that Donald Trump would not be the only former president making an exit from the Oval Office.

While it is common for a new administration to do some serious redecorating, Biden appeared to send a message with the removal of a portrait depicting Andrew Jackson, as The Daily Wire reported.

Jackson’s complicated legacy

Reports indicate the Jackson portrait had been replaced with founding father Benjamin Franklin. The decision was subsequently analyzed by historians and pundits, specifically insofar as Trump has sometimes been favorably compared to Jackson.

Known as Old Hickory, Jackson lost his 1824 race against John Quincy Adams, whose victory was confirmed through a controversial process known as “the corrupt bargain.” Nevertheless, Jackson came back four years later and won his first of two terms in the White House.

Jackson has often been regarded as among the nation’s greatest presidents, though his legacy has also been tarnished by his role in displacing Native Americans with the signing of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. In fact, protesters engaged in an unsuccessful effort last year to remove a Jackson statue standing outside the White House.

Trump was a frequent defender of his predecessor, including with a 2016 pronouncement that efforts to replace Jackson on the $20 bill amounted to “pure political correctness.”

He also paid a visit to the seventh president’s homestead, the Hermitage, shortly after taking office.

Other Oval Office updates

In addition to the portrait replacement, Biden also removed a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, leading to some international controversy, while adding a portrait of Churchill’s U.S. contemporary, former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Hill reported.

Among the other additions to the Biden White House are busts of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, civil rights icon Rosa Parks, and labor activist Cesar Chavez. A bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. was reportedly moved to another area.

A Biden spokesperson insisted that it “was important for President Biden to walk into an Oval that looked like America and started to show the landscape of who he is going to be as president.”

His office went on to describe the addition of portraits depicting Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, whose competing philosophies about federalism helped form the young nation, as a symbol of “how differences of opinion, expressed within the guardrails of the Republic, are essential to democracy.”

A decidedly less consequential Oval Office change, according to reports, was Biden’s decision to remove a button on his desk that Trump had apparently used to summon the White House butler with a glass of Diet Coke.

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  1. Why would he replace Jackson’s portrait with Franklin’s? Benjamin Franklin was a slave owner. Ol’ Joe really isn’t very sharp, is he?

  2. They should redecorate by removing Biden and Harris and replacing them with Trump and Pence. Now that would be some needed redecorating.

    1. I agree. President Trump was elected by the people and Joe’s election was facilitated by the national ultra anti American liberal press who hate America.

    2. F. Bayer, that was good !

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  4. Still trying to please the left. No mind of his own. He just does what he is told to do by the unamerican left.

    1. Poor Old Joe probably doesn’t even know what day it is most of the time.His handlers are pulling the puppet strings!

  5. very sad and bad times for the next 4 years.
    trump will always be the greatest president of our time.
    there is a man who did what he said. not a slimy politician, biden is obamas puppet, same old song and dance.

  6. perhaps they can take some pics off creepy joes laptop of young girls that i’m sure would make him feel at home and would blend in nicely with the rest of congressional pervs..

  7. No! Impeach every Democrat and RINO Republicans! The whole Democratic party are nothing more than criminals!

    There is an old saying, “You need to cut off the head of the rattlesnake”! That is a lot of rattlesnakes! Ouch!

  8. Che Rivera (spelling). Was a thug and more. Removed military flags, darker rug, different curtains. Oh, and a buttoned type chair.

  9. Trump was elected but bastard p 8iden was selected and it will be America’s undoing if we don’t get 8iden and hooker Harris or of there!!! We need to impeach them immediately and somehow reinstate Trump and maybe someone else beside that pos Pence!

  10. Any Democrat with half a brain will see little joey liyden as the fool they support. He hates my President Donald J Trump because he was the greatest President of all times. The man really loves our country and all its people, he will always be remembered for all he did in four years. What has little joe done. nothing in 47 years. God Bless America and keep Our President Trump in your prayers.

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