Trump’s New Effort To ‘Erase’ Obamas Is Backfiring, Says Obama Portrait Artist | MSNBC

Trump’s New Effort To ‘Erase’ Obamas Is Backfiring, Says Obama Portrait Artist | MSNBC 1


President Trump is breaking with the longstanding tradition of holding an unveiling ceremony for the predecessor’s portrait deciding not to honor Obama’s legacy. Amy Sherald, award winning artist who was selected to illustrate Michelle Obama, joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber to discuss her work and not being able to participate in the longstanding tradition. Sherald tells Melber it is “sad” and “very disheartening for the artists that had the opportunity to participate and create these portraits and become a part of the historical legacy.” Sherald argues “Trump not holding this unveiling as an act of eerasure” of Obama’s history and legacy. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 5/26/2020.
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Trump’s New Effort To ‘Erase’ Obamas Is Backfiring, Says Obama Portrait Artist | MSNBC

74 Comments on "Trump’s New Effort To ‘Erase’ Obamas Is Backfiring, Says Obama Portrait Artist | MSNBC"

  1. CiCi Knight | May 26, 2020 at 4:05 PM | Reply

    Lets be real, when there’s a new president, it will happen! VOTE

  2. Trump’s been so busy trying to destroy Obama’s era that the legacy he’s created for himself has been failure.

    • mikey fiftythree | May 26, 2020 at 8:16 PM | Reply

      Agathac Cheb ..History will not be so kind to trump.

    • Agathac Cheb | May 26, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      @Fahry Friansyah He has made them great since he became president. He loves and admires Kim Jong un and Putin. He doesn’t like the Chinese president because he is tougher and more powerful than the three of them at this time.

    • Blackberry4life | May 26, 2020 at 10:25 PM | Reply

      @jane zipp
      Along with every other president in U.S. history!

    • Leeanne Bishop | May 26, 2020 at 10:33 PM | Reply

      Obama our beats Trump by a mile

    • It never would have been anything else, his history as a businessman is that he is an absolute failure there too.

  3. Jacqueline Trotter | May 26, 2020 at 4:47 PM | Reply

    Trump is Obsessed 💀 with Obama because he feels “Inferior” to this Black MAN!

    • truth It would be wonderful if Trump and his demonic minions are locked up, the sooner, the better!

    • Stewed Fish Productions | May 26, 2020 at 8:43 PM | Reply

      @J Pathak – Ultimately; Obama was & still is ‘Presidential’, a concept that Trump just cannot conceive of!

    • Katherine Chapman | May 26, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

      @Stewed Fish Productions He was Harvard slick. We have had too many lawyers in this office, and it seems like we’ve gotten used to the type. But why is this important? I’m more worried about who’s truly representing us, not selling off our ports and national parks, creating trade deficits and letting our jobs go overseas, killing our budget, kowtowing to bankers, etc. All of them get a zero on these things in my view. How is it important whether or not one of them looks good on TV?

    • I think it started when presdent Obama shock his hand and he felt how big prresident OBAMA hands was compared to his teeny, tiny hands.ever since then it was on.hahahs.

    • rocknrollrod5 | May 26, 2020 at 10:43 PM | Reply

      he is inferior

  4. Llewellyn Kereiff | May 26, 2020 at 5:08 PM | Reply

    Of course he doesn’t want to see Obama…. a daily reminder of everything he’ll never be🥴

  5. Denise Clevenstine | May 26, 2020 at 5:11 PM | Reply

    He’s embarrassed to see Obama cause he knows he’s useless and a fake president and Obama can see straight through him.

  6. *OBAMAGATE: Being President while black.*

    • Nicolas Johnson | May 26, 2020 at 10:11 PM | Reply

      Wearing a tan suit! 😂

    • thedrummersalmanac | May 26, 2020 at 10:22 PM | Reply

      Tech ti …Trump puts himself first…

    • thedrummersalmanac | May 26, 2020 at 10:24 PM | Reply

      del23 aze are you sure Trump isn’t the one who came into the White House broke? I wonder what story his tax returns tell.

    • @thedrummersalmanac Trump has real estate properties and over 500 businesses…
      he’s made a comeback before…. why would he go into the White House to make money at age 70+?
      He’s actually lost money since running for office. Even so, he has enough money to live a couple of more lifetimes. Could’ve retired.
      On the other hand, 44 just paid off his school loans in 2005 and owed his mortgage…. but started making money from his book after announcing his run for the presidency… hasn’t built a single thing… no businesses.
      The Clintons left the WH broke… and then made money from speeches.
      Have you ever followed politics before?

    • @thedrummersalmanac The IRS sees his taxes yearly. Don’t you file yearly income taxes?
      There’s no requirement to show them when running for the presidency, it’s voluntary.
      All of our former presidents were politicians, collecting a salary from taxpayer dollars before running for office.

  7. Jennifer Morris | May 26, 2020 at 5:50 PM | Reply

    When some poor schmuck has to paint Trump’s WH portrait all they need do is smoosh a whole lot of orange paint on the canvas and then draw an arsehole in the middle. Voila!

  8. Trumps portrait will be drawn in crayons, befitting of the petulant manchild he is !!

    • Victor Keith | May 26, 2020 at 10:23 PM | Reply


    • Leeanne Bishop | May 26, 2020 at 10:32 PM | Reply

      Naaaaa just burn it

    • Hopefully dressed in orange jumpsuit

    • laurajames723 | May 26, 2020 at 10:37 PM | Reply

      Why would anyone even waste time drawing a portrait of the orange orangutan after he leaves office anyway? I thought the objective was to get shot of him completely? He wants to erase President Obama’s legacy, and the way karma works, he will be the one to be erased instead. And that will be is worst nightmare. His name ‘if mentioned’ will be with utter contempt and disgust. So be it and and so it is.

    • 😂😂❤️ definitely a sharpie. Trump will have Kushner or Ivanka draw it

  9. When a Obama was elected it was an extraordinary event for African Americans. Regardless if people argue that he was biracial, his African American features dominated and little kids could see themselves in him. No matter how petty this man is, he can NEVER erase Obama’s legacy. He will always be my President. 45 is making himself look horrible and very childish.

    • Stewed Fish Productions | May 26, 2020 at 10:03 PM | Reply

      @Todd Hendrix – Why do you even bother??? Sad little person.

    • Stewed Fish Productions | May 26, 2020 at 10:10 PM | Reply

      @W Towns – Yes, she didn’t marry Trump for his Orange looks… LOL

    • @Stewed Fish Productions only a green card

    • bludaydreamr | May 26, 2020 at 10:21 PM | Reply

      D Smith 😐 no matter what 45 does he will never have the approval, appreciation, intellect, class, or be as revered as Obama.

    • Variant Ways | May 26, 2020 at 10:42 PM | Reply

      Yes, many blacks, hispanics, and a multitude of whites voted for him too..Unfortunately, he turned out to be quite the disappointment…and didn’t keep his word on anything…Trump has done more for the blacks than Obama ever did…However, he did do alot for Wahabibi Muslims, Saudi Arabia’s most radical form of Islam…Him and Clinton helped arm Isis through the Saudi’s. Which in turn, fought the Sunni’s and the Shiites.. Go Obama! Let’s have another round of that.
      So Trump took down one general… what a legacy.

  10. Miss Maureen | May 26, 2020 at 6:14 PM | Reply

    Trump is just showing everyone how evil he truly is.

    • Monica Phillips | May 26, 2020 at 9:50 PM | Reply

      No one didn’t tell this man to waste his time in school or college so he could compete with Mr obama

    • Keith Bardwell | May 26, 2020 at 10:04 PM | Reply

      Trump’s portrait is gonna be painted with jackal’s blood and with a brush handmade of hyena fur. You won’t be able to see it’s reflection in the mirror, and it will burn with the slight touch of the hand. 👿🖌🩸

    • Your Highness | May 26, 2020 at 10:05 PM | Reply

      The FBI showed everyone that Obama wasn’t elected by the people

    • Keith Bardwell | May 26, 2020 at 10:09 PM | Reply

      @Your Highness the FBI didn’t show us ANYTHING about Trump cuz he hides everything!!!

    • Trump hate for Obama is clear it shows. Narcs hate successful people. And he is blk. Yeah that makes him boil.

  11. Suzanne Winz | May 26, 2020 at 6:21 PM | Reply

    Eloquent woman. I was glad to see more of her art to give me a reference point for Michelle portrait.

  12. Sow The Seed | May 26, 2020 at 6:29 PM | Reply

    Im glad he didn’t… leaving his energy all over it. Please wait until someone worthy can do it

  13. Lois Anderson | May 26, 2020 at 6:29 PM | Reply

    Let’s have Biden unveil the Obama portraits when he becomes president.

  14. Geoffrey Linehan | May 26, 2020 at 6:30 PM | Reply

    I wish she had elaborated on the grays she prefers to use in her paintings. I wish the First Lady’s portrait would have been in vivid color.

    • Constance Dowdell | May 26, 2020 at 8:56 PM | Reply

      I wish it could be done over!!! Doesn’t look right. She’s a beautiful woman but, that portrait is sad

    • Conjurer Woman | May 26, 2020 at 9:11 PM | Reply

      @Constance Dowdell
      The fact that it is being discussed, it is a success!

    • @Constance Dowdell its different. Maybe it looks better in person. To me it don’t pop

    • Geoffrey Linehan | May 26, 2020 at 10:40 PM | Reply

      Constance Dowdell I agree. It doesn’t look university like her. Her face is characteristically square. The picture looks oval.

  15. This mean that there will be no portrait of Der Drumpf in the People’s house- Something I am OK with.

  16. Disgraceful … jealousy continues to eat into the core of this man’s soul.

  17. Wow. A time when leaders acted like adults and respected each other. Who would have thought

    • Susan Bashynski | May 26, 2020 at 9:26 PM | Reply

      Terry R – we don’t have a leader. We’re like teenage kids, alone in the house without parents for the weekend. Hopefully mom & pop will call us in November to tell us they’ll be home in January.

    • Terry R I am not even an American and I absolutely “thought”…more than that, I knew. Anyone with an ounce of intellect could have. Should have.

  18. It’s a total disgrace of this stunt. This is a a brilliant tradition that should not be stopped by the most racist, evil person to ever walk this earth 🌍

  19. stillwill2215 | May 26, 2020 at 8:06 PM | Reply

    The pettiness of the Trailer Park President is reprehensible.

  20. GamerGuide 679 | May 26, 2020 at 9:21 PM | Reply

    Trump doesn’t deserve to hang up his portrait. He’s to much of a man child.

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