Nearly 18 months into his term, President Joe Biden is swiftly becoming remembered more for his gaffes, missteps, and fibs than he is for actual accomplishments.
Perhaps the most glaring evidence of the president’s questionable mental state came last month when photos showed him holding a note card that directed him where to enter, sit, exit and what to say during a meeting on offshore wind energy. Biden on Friday added to the legend when, in a moment worthy of fictional news anchorman Ron Burgundy, he announced the stage directions “end of quote” and “repeat the line” during comments about his executive orders on abortion.
But Biden has now added to his resume of lack of self-awareness.
This week, Politico reported that “priceless” works of art created by the legendary Norman Rockwell have been removed from the White House.
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Rockwell crafted the four renderings of White House operations after visiting there in 1943. His artwork had hung in the facility since 1978.
Yet the Rockwell paintings, according to a person “familiar with the matter,” have been replaced by “several jumbo photos of Biden,” Politico reported.
As to the rationale for replacing the works of one of America’s most renowned artists, Politico added, “it’s not yet abundantly clear why” that happened.
Conservative columnist Stephen Miller of The Spectator has a theory.
Miller tweeted a blurb from Alzheimers.net that noted many people with Alzheimer’s suffer from poor eyesight, which the group maintains is the “most obvious” reason for creating photo albums with “large” pictures.
Politico noted that the family that owns the paintings, the family of Steve Early, a press secretary for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, wanted the artwork back.
Yet Politico got no response from the family when it sought a comment.