Keilar: Biden’s Interior Decorating Shows He’ll Be Pro-Science, Pro-Truth


Taking the liberal media’s relief that they know have an ally in the White House to another level, CNN Newsroom host Brianna Keilar dedicated a lengthy segment to fawning over how the design for the Oval Office under his administration represented science, truth, and one of dignity that, unlike Trump‘s, would bring honor to America.

Keilar began by informing viewers that how the President decorates the Oval can tell us much about the occupant: “It is the most famous office on the planet where wars have been waged, disasters managed, its round wall witness to some of the most dramatic areas of American democracy and every four or eight years, it is transformed as its occupant changes. The decor of the Oval Office symbols of an administration’s vision for the country.”

 

 

For example, Trump was controversial and he had a portrait of fellow controversial President Andrew Jackson, so Biden had that removed, “On President Biden’s first full day in the White House, let’s take a look inside the Oval Office: to the left now of the Resolute desk, Biden replaced the portrait of Andrew Jackson that President Trump had displayed.”

According to Keilar, Biden’s decision to replace Jackson with Benjamin Franklin showed this administration will be pro-truth and pro-science: “[H]e replaced it with Benjamin Franklin, giving the boot to one of the most controversial presidents in favor of one of the founding fathers who made huge contributions to science. No coincidence he figures prominently along with a display of moon rocks as this White House promises to bring truth and science back to the White House.”

She then went onto talk about the area around the Resolute Desk and across the room (click “expand”): 

Then behind the desk, Biden chose to display a bust of Latino-American civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez, whose granddaughter, by the way, is Biden’s director intergovernmental affairs and of course, as you can see there, which is customary, there are family photos, and this includes one prominently displayed of his late son, Beau. To the right of the desk, Biden has brought back the famous painting “The Avenue in the Rain” to the Oval. The patriotic scene was completed in 1917 as U.S. entry into the First World War was imminent, and this oil painting also hung in the Oval during the Obama and the Clinton administrations. Then across the room, the wall of the Biden Oval features paintings of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and FDR, who notably led the country through several crises at once. He is very prominent there. And what’s also interesting as you look at these pictures is the Jefferson and Hamilton portraits because they’re next to each other on the wall, though these two men famously disagreed with each other.

The Oval is filled other tributes to other American historical figures. There is a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. There’s also one of Robert Kennedy, key figures of the Civil Rights Movement, as well as Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, sparked a bus boycott that forced the city to integrate its bussing system. And then Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the America’s most consequential first ladies, as well as Daniel Webster, who is the former senator who fiercely defended the union. But no longer there is the bust of Winston Churchill that Trump prominently had on display. 

Along with the supposed claim that the administration will always adhere to science, Keilar was enamored with how Biden removed Trump‘s button for a military aide to bring him a Diet Coke and that Biden chose pens instead of Sharpies like Trump did

On the Resolute Desk itself, there are two phones and a cup and saucer set, which is something that we did not see during the tenure of Biden’s predecessor, who is a Diet Coke enthusiast. Trump was rarely pictured with a coffee cup at his side, he reportedly had a button to summon a staffer to bring him his favorite soft drink. 

There’s another notable contrast and that is Biden’s pens. There’s a box of them that he can use to sign orders. That is not particularly unusual, but it is quite different than the Sharpie style markers that Trump used to make his oversized signature stand out on documents.

Keilar’s fawning over Biden’s interior decorating was in sharp contrast to the last four years when she dedicated lengthy segment to attacking Senator Marco Rubio (R-F) a bad Christians for criticizing Biden’s cabinet nominees and ironically accused Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) of being engaged in a “butt-kissing contest.”

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Here is the relevant transcript:

CNN Newsroom
January 21, 2021
1:34 PM ET

BRIANNA KEILAR: It is the most famous office on the planet where wars have been waged, disasters managed, its round wall witness to some of the most dramatic areas of American democracy and every four or eight years, it is transformed as its occupant changes. The decor of the Oval Office symbols of an administration’s vision for the country. And on President Biden’s first full day in the White House, let’s take a look inside the Oval Office: to the left now of the Resolute desk, Biden replaced the portrait of Andrew Jackson that President Trump had displayed, he replaced it with Benjamin Franklin, giving the boot to one of the most controversial presidents in favor of one of the Founding Fathers who made huge contributions to science. No coincidence he figures prominently along with a display of moon rocks as this White House promises to bring truth and science back to the White House.

Then behind the desk, Biden chose to display a bust of Latino-American civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez, whose granddaughter, by the way, is Biden’s director intergovernmental affairs and of course, as you can see there, which is customary, there are family photos, and this includes one prominently displayed of his late son, Beau. To the right of the desk, Biden has brought back the famous painting “The Avenue in the Rain” to the Oval. The patriotic scene was completed in 1917 as U.S. entry into the First World War was imminent, and this oil painting also hung in the Oval during the Obama and the Clinton administrations. Then across the room, the wall of the Biden Oval features paintings of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and FDR, who notably led the country through several crises at once. He is very prominent there. And what’s also interesting as you look at these pictures is the Jefferson and Hamilton portraits because they’re next to each other on the wall, though these two men famously disagreed with each other.

The Oval is filled other tributes to other American historical figures. There is a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. There’s also one of Robert Kennedy, key figures of the Civil Rights Movement, as well as Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, sparked a bus boycott that forced the city to integrate its bussing system. 

And then Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the America’s most consequential first ladies, as well as Daniel Webster, who is the former senator who fiercely defended the union. But no longer there is the bust of Winston Churchill that Trump prominently had on display. On the Resolute Desk itself, there are two phones and a cup and saucer set, which is something that we did not see during the tenure of Biden’s predecessor, who is a Diet Coke enthusiast. Trump was rarely pictured with a coffee cup at his side, he reportedly had a button to summon a staffer to bring him his favorite soft drink. 

There’s another notable contrast and that is Biden’s pens. There’s a box of them that he can use to sign orders. That is not particularly unusual, but it is quite different than the Sharpie style markers that Trump used to make his oversized signature stand out on documents. And even the desk chair is different. You can see Biden — we saw him sitting in a dark brown leather chair tufted after Trump’s thick reddish, brown executive seat that was identical, if it was not the same one that he used before he became President. And the Bidens also witched out the rug, they have a yellow old Oval Office rug that they switched out, and they put in a blue one that features the presidential seal and ringed by a floral rim. An official with Biden’s Oval Office operations telling The Washington Post that, “it was important for President Biden to walk into an Oval that looked like America.”



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