BREAKING NEWS: In a classic David and Goliath battle, the Smithsonian Institute has issued a series of seemingly pointless and empty statements in their present objections to showing The Trump portrait and painting by artist Julian Raven, 'Unafraid And Unashamed'.  Dr. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Provost and Under Secretary for Museums & Research, appeals to 'recent tradition' as validation for his rejection of the Trump Portrait.  See letter here:

A supposed 'Long Planned' event, secret until the now, rejected Trump Portrait application was submitted on December 1st, 2016, forced the Smithsonian to show its hand on December 9th, 2016 by releasing a 'press release' about this wonderful and formerly secret event.  With full red, white and blue patriotic fervor, the Smithsonian Institute plans to show the 'Apple Tossing Trump' photo by Michael O'Brien, at the National Portrait Gallery for the historic commemoration of the unprecedented Trump election win and inauguration.

Questioned by Michelle Ross of WETM18 News about the refusal to even accept the application and show the Pro-Trump campaign portrait and painting, the spokeswoman for the Smithsonian issued another stunning statement.

“There is a process we go through when we acquire a work of art and it has to be decided by the museum’s curators and director, so it’s a process, and we really don’t need to go through such a process since we already have our own.” Linda St. Thomas

There you have it folks, no 'process' is ever necessary, in fact throw it to the wind, when you already have in your archives the necessary outdated artwork to commemorate such a current historic event.  We were surprised that the Smithsonian did not insist on using a photo of Donald Trump as a baby for such an auspicious occasion!  

Back on January the 17th, 2009, the Smithsonian showed the political campaign Obama 'Hope' poster to commemorate the historic election of then President Elect Obama.  But now, rejecting the 'too political' campaign portrait and painting as 'unnecessary' since the Smithsonian has the 1989 photo of Donald Trump 'Tossing an apple with his right hand!" Yes you heard it right here people, Trump actually tossing an apple into the air with his right hand.  The relevance to Trump's 'meteoric' political campaign must be hidden in the symbolism of the flying apple! Such profundities never cease to amaze us at the Smithsonian!

With this staggering news about this formerly secret 'long planned' artistic and pictorial event to be held at the National Portrait Gallery, we can already see the lines of tourists, Trump supporters and media lining up to get a glimpse of the now passé, antiquated yet resuscitated 'Apple tossing meteoric Trump!' 





The Trump Painting By Artist Julian Raven from New York.  The Trump Painting was on display at the 2016 RNC in Cleveland New York. The Trump Portrait was seen at the New York Delegation's hotel in the center of Cleveland.  The Trump painting was also part of a 5 second video show at the RNC convention.  The video by Trump Executive Lynne Patton featured the image of the Trump Painting on the side of the Trump Truck.

The Trump Painting and The Trump Presidential Portrait webpage.  The Trump Painting has been on a prophetic journey since its creation back in the summer of 2015. Trump Painting, Trump Portrait and Trump Presidential Painting.  Historic painting by artist Julian Raven, the Trump Painting has been seen across the country.  The Trump Painting portrays Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.  You may ask where is The Trump Painting located?  The Trump Portrait is presently on show at the artist's studio in Elmira, New York. A copy of The Trump Painting hangs proudly in the new Trump Campaign headquarters located in Trump Tower in New York City. 


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