President Biden has swapped out the portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office with one of Ben Franklin pic.twitter.com/npB0IbdbXQ— Michael Li 李之樸 (@mcpli) January 20, 2021
A quick redesign of the Oval Office for President Biden:— Matt Viser (@mviser) January 20, 2021
- Busts of MLK and RFK flank a fireplace in the office.
- Large portrait of FDR
- Paintings of Jefferson and Hamilton
- Clinton’s draps and blue rug @AnnieLinskey with the details:https://t.co/ipK3g5OtDZ pic.twitter.com/1NzNhFHWyE
President Biden's personal touches in the Oval Office include replacing a portrait of Andrew Jackson and adding a bust of labor icon Cesar Chavez behind the Resolute Desk, according to The Washington Post.
The new layout includes busts of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy on either side of the fireplace as well as the Chavez bust. Other busts in the office include Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt.
A portrait of Jackson, the seventh president, has been removed and replaced with a portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Trump has frequently identified with Jackson, who was elected president on a populist platform and railed against entrenched interests, while critics have pointed to his brutal policies against indigenous people and his participation in the slave trade.
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