Biden Administration

Biden to Host Obamas for White House Portrait Ceremony Trump Shunned

The event is set to take place in September

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President Joe Biden will host former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House in early September for the unveiling of their official White House portraits, according to an Obama spokesperson.

The traditional East Room ceremony unveiling the Obamas’ portraits, usually a moment where the sitting president and first lady fête their immediate predecessors, was put off while then-President Donald Trump was in office given the bitter, estranged relationship between the two men. 



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Because of Covid, the event was further delayed after Biden took office last year. It's typically held indoors in the East Room of the White House.

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