For decades, it’s been a gesture of the peaceful transition of power from president to president, regardless of party politics. But, according to a report from NBC News, President Donald Trump will not be unveiling his predecessor Barack Obama’s official White House portrait – because Obama won’t allow it.
For 40 years, a first-term president has hosted his immediate predecessor in the East Room for the first public showing of the portrait of the former president. NBC reports that Obama has “no interest” in taking part in the tradition as long as Trump occupies the White House.
Both Katie Hill, a spokesperson for Obama, and the White House declined to comment on NBC’s report. Read more at NBC News.