Much of America felt it was a blessing from God on the day that Donald Trump was elected president. However, nearly eight months into his presidency, things aren’t exactly as they should be. In fact, one tradition has been overlooked in federal offices across the country – and it involves the one thing that’s missing from their walls.
President Donald Trump has been our Commander-in-Chief for nearly eight months, but he’s still facing many hurdles as a result of his enemies. However, there is one thing, in particular, that’s ruffling a few feathers after they noticed what was still missing on the walls of thousands of government offices across the country.
Pictures of the President and Vice President are displayed in “federal courthouses, laboratories, military installations, ports of entry, and other federal places,” according to Daily Caller. However, the walls of many of our government buildings are still currently missing President Trump’s picture — but the reason it’s missing isn’t what many would assume.
Although tradition dictates that a picture of the president and other government officials will hang in the lobbies of federal buildings, it seems that President Trump has decided that actually doing his job as President is far more important than certain traditions, like this particular one, and he’s not the only president to think so, as it took Bill Clinton nearly a year to do it. However, according to Young Conservatives, it only took Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, a week in office to accommodate. Of course, it may have something to do with the former president’s ego and narcissism, but that’s another story.
Trump and Pence haven’t set a time to sit down for their “official portraits.” In fact, the Government Publishing Office (GPO) has since announced that they are simply waiting for the photos to get taken and sent to them before mass copies are made, despite the fact that federal agencies have asked for the photos for several months.
“GPO is standing by to reproduce copies of the president and the vice president’s photos for official use in federal facilities and will do so as soon as the official photo files are provided to us,” an agency spokesman for the GPO explained. “I do not have a timeline on when GPO will receive those files from the White House.”
I think it’s a promising sign that our President and Vice President are far too busy doing their jobs to schedule a time for a photoshoot – it’s just not as important as what they’re dealing with on a daily basis.
Of course, Trump-haters will undoubtedly feel “disrespected” or “offended” by the delay of Trump’s photo. However, it’s not easy running an entire country, much less fixing the mess his predecessor left for him to clean up. We all know who our president is, and it’s not imperative that his photo gets thrown on a wall somewhere just because “that’s what you do.” Perhaps his intention is to earn the right to have his picture on the wall, and I think we can all agree – he’s well on his way.