Sep 13, 2017

Still No Trump Photo In Federal Offices

     From the Washington Post:
In the lobby of every federal building, just inside security turnstiles and before the elevator banks, a framed photograph of the president has always hung on the wall.
Not so anymore. Months after Donald Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration, pictures of the president and Vice President Pence are missing from thousands of federal courthouses, laboratories, military installations, ports of entry, office suites and hallways, and from U.S. embassies abroad.
On the walls are empty picture hooks left when workers took down official portraits of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Jan. 20. ...
The changeover appears to be tangled in a bit of red tape and mystery.
Federal agencies ordered photographs of their new commander in chief months ago. But they say they are still waiting for the Government Publishing Office, the printer of official portraits, to send them for distribution by the General Services Administration, which owns or leases 9,600 federal buildings across the country. 
The Government Publishing Office says it has yet to receive the images from the White House. And the White House says the president and vice president have not yet decided when they will sit for the type of high-quality official photographs usually churned out by the modern GPO, continuing a portrait tradition that began after the Civil War. ...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Baypines in st Pete,FL has pictures.so where did those come from?

Anonymous said...

Blew in from Trump property in Florida.

Arizona Jim said...

Took 8 months for Clinton to end up in all offices.

Anonymous said...

Trust me. We're in no frigging hurry to see them.

Anonymous said...

All while saving US taxpayers millions.

Anonymous said...

Our office has collectively decided that, when the photos of the current incumbents are posted near the office's main entrance, we will all enter and exit through the back door in an attempt to avoid yet another reminder of our nation's tragically misfortunate mistake.

Anonymous said...

Was wondering the same. Assume the SSA really, really does not like Trump. But I was thinking - Is there a law the acting Prez's picture has to hang in the building?

Assume it was just some sort of tradition that really had no reasoning behind it other than to show some sort of presidential power.

Saw many ODARs (now OHOs) have Obama but not Biden while some had both. No rhyme or reason.

Anonymous said...

Why rush to put up something that will come down, just as fast as it went up?