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Trump Misidentifies Sculpture in Oval Office While Saying Statues Help Teach History

In a bizarre interview with Fox News last night, President Trump stood next to a sculpture in the Oval Office that he said depicts former president Teddy Roosevelt, and explained that statues are vital to learning about history. Trump went on to complain that some people want to tear down statues of President Roosevelt, just like the art in his office. The only problem? The sculpture Trump was talking about isn’t Teddy Roosevelt. It’s an anonymous cowboy from the 1890s.

“Every president chooses what to put around them,” Fox News personality Brian Kilmeade said during the interview while pointing at the various pieces of art in the Oval Office. “You chose Lincoln as a bust and Lincoln as a picture. You chose Andrew Jackson, and is that Teddy Roosevelt?”

“Yes,” Trump says about the sculpture that is definitely not Teddy Roosevelt. “And by the way, they’re taking down the statue of...”

“Teddy Roosevelt,” Kilmeade says, helping to finish Trump’s sentence.

“Teddy Roosevelt,” Trump finally spits out. “So, explain that one.”

The sculpture in the Oval Office of the White House is called The Bronco Buster and was originally designed in 1895 by Frederic Remington. The sculpture was partially inspired by Remington’s own illustration in an 1888 issue of Century Magazine which accompanied an article by Teddy Roosevelt, according to the White House Historical Association. Some of Roosevelt’s fellow “Rough Riders” from the Spanish-American War even gifted him a version of the statue that was displayed in his private home in New York, and this connection may have led to Trump’s confusion.

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by Anonymousreply 1106/29/2020

Get out the sharpies and start drawing on Teddy's features!

by Anonymousreply 106/29/2020

At least he didn’t say it was a sculpture of Teddy Kennedy,

by Anonymousreply 206/29/2020

It's a Remington, the guy who invented the typewriter.

by Anonymousreply 306/29/2020

Wouldn't the more interesting question be why he chose Andrew Jackson?

by Anonymousreply 406/29/2020

Too bad TR, Andrew Jackson, and the cowboy can't pull a [italic]Night At the Museum[/italic] moment and take sword and rope to 45.

by Anonymousreply 506/29/2020

This is why Trump does not walk around at night talking to the portraits of former Presidents. He doesn’t know who any of them are.

by Anonymousreply 606/29/2020

you can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay, but you don't has to call me Mr. Jackson.

by Anonymousreply 706/29/2020

When Trump dies, will his spirit haunt the White House?

And btw, why on earth is the famous Abe Lincoln haint NOT haunting 45?

Or perhaps it IS, and only Barron can see him. One too many conversations with an invisible man in a stovepipe hat, and there go Melanoma and Beddon, off to live in Maryland.

by Anonymousreply 806/29/2020

No but I’m sure all the Big Mac farts will definitely stay around a long time.

I feel like we elected Jabba The Hut as POTUS

by Anonymousreply 906/29/2020

[quote]this connection may have led to Trump’s confusion.

Yes, there's that. Not to mention his willful ignorance and overall general stupidity.

by Anonymousreply 1006/29/2020

R3 = Larry Ling

by Anonymousreply 1106/29/2020
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