Republicans Unable to Land Trump for Ceremony Spotlighting Trump Portrait for Capitol

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Colorado Republicans were unable to get Trump to take time while he’s in Colorado this week to appear at an unveiling of a Trump portrait, which is ready and waiting for hanging at the state capitol.

Republicans thought they had a shot at getting the president to appear at a ceremony to show off the portrait, according to multiple sources, but they struck out, leaving the completed painting in the hands of legislative staff until Republicans, led by former State Senate President Kevin Grantham, decide when and how they want to present it to the public.

Trump has a history of promoting portraits of himself, so the notion that the president would headline a ceremony spotlighting a Trump portrait was not so far fetched.

A request for an advance peek at the portrait was rejected by legislative staff.

Trump will address the graduating class at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Thursday, and it appears there are no other planned appearances in the state.

But Trump supporters are planning to welcome the president to Colorado with Trump/Pence signs and American flags.

They’ll gather Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Academy Blvd. exit ramp off North I-25 North, according to KVOR host Jeff Crank.

Crank said on air that he expects the Trump motorcade to pass the group at 10 a.m., but the event may be forced to move at the last minute if the route is different.

Crank said elected officials should show up to “celebrate Trump” as well, and he hopes to see both Democrats and Republicans there.

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  1. bullshit!bullshit! says:

    Vlad couldn't make it.

  2. JeffcoBlueJeffcoBlue says:

    Please tell me there's going to be a mass mooning on the route.

  3. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    Gordon Klingenschmidt can be a stand-in for Trump. Or somebody in costume as an ass hole.

  4. itlduso says:

    Now where did I put that “Shame” sign from the W Bush days?

  5. Mr. L. Prosser says:

    Maybe he'll be choppered to the academy and leave them all standing on the boulevard waving signs and flags at traffic.

  6. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    It's a realistic portrait – he looks mean as a snake – but I guess that's what they wanted. It would be interesting to compare this one with the Obama portrait painted by the same artist, Sarah Boardman.  Here they are side by side:

     

    Makes me nostalgic for Obama's presidency.

  7. Blackie says:

    He doesn't want to be a part of the ceremony because he wasn't going to be paid enough.

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