Biden Oval Office Redecoration Versus Trump Oval Office

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Here was Trump’s Oval Office:


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And here’s President Biden’s Oval Office today:


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According to CNN, Biden opted for the dark blue rug that was a staple during the Clinton-era Oval Office, and their darker gold curtains.

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Trump had a portrait of Andrew Jackson looking over him.


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Back in 2017, Trump was criticized for honoring Navajo veterans in front of the portrait of Andrew Jackson — aka the president whose legislation led to the Trail of Tears.

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Now Biden has Benjamin Franklin.


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The portrait of Benjamin Franklin — painted by Joseph Duplessis — is supposed to reflect President Biden’s interest in science.

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Trump had a bunch of busts around the office, like Abraham Lincoln, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.*, and Winston Churchill.


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*Obama requested the MLK Jr. bust during his presidency. Trump kept it, but apparently moved it to a different part of the room.

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…and Latino civil rights leader Cesar Chavez.


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President Biden’s director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs is Julie Chavez Rodriguez, the civil rights leader’s granddaughter!

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Biden also has lots of pics of his fam bam on his credenza thingy.


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Meanwhile, Trump’s credenza thingy seemed to have some old family photos, but mostly his “Challenge Coins.”

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Biden opted for the Dark Academia chair, which we love!


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While Trump has used many chairs, including the Dark Academia one, he eventually chose this reddish-brown leather chair. Ew!


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He also had military flags flanking him on all sides.

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Biden put those away.


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Anywho, let’s just hope Biden’s team saged the Oval Office in addition to redecorating!

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