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Friday, March 22, 2019

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.


Biographer Tim O’Brien told Vanity Fair an amazing anecdote about how President Donald Trump owns a Renoir print and straight-up refuses to acknowledge it’s not the original painting.

O’Brien spotted the print on Trump’s plane and asked him if it was an original, apparently to see if he’d lie.

Trump told O’Brien it was. The biographer responded, “No, it’s not Donald.” Instead of letting it go, Trump argued with him.

“I grew up in Chicago, that Renoir is called Two Sisters on the Terrace, and it’s hanging on a wall at the Art Institute of Chicago,” O’Brien countered. “That’s not an original.” The conversation was eventually dropped.

The very next day, after the two boarded his plane, Trump said without prompting, “You know, that’s an original Renoir.”

Fast-forward to 2016. That fake Renoir was spotted hanging in Trump Tower during Trump’s infamous 60 Minutes interview.

O’Brien said Trump “believe[s] his own lies in a way that lasts for decades,” because he perceives himself to be the final authority on truth.

That should terrify anyone who believes in the concept of truth.

Chris Sosa is an associate editor at AlterNet. His work has appeared in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Previously, he was a campaign specialist and media spokesperson for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.


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8 responses to “Trump Owns Fake Renoir That He Insists Is Real”

  1. rednekokie says:

    And how is this tidbit supposed to be in any way, shape, or form, current news?
    This is the way he has always been — it’s only gotten worse in the past year.

    • latebloomingrandma says:

      I know, but if someone doesn’t know a lie from the truth, neither does he know right from wrong. Put that together with his Saddam-like glass-gold castle in the sky, and we have a scary despot running the world’s supposedly only super power. Too bad more Americans didn’t do their homework before the election.

  2. yabbed says:

    So what? I own every original Picasso and Pollard ever painted and Mozart played at my wedding in 1985.

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    • Trump would believe that too. Trump probably thinks Mozart was born in the early 20th Century. Remember Trump telling us to keep an eye out for that kid named Frederick Douglas?

  3. FireBaron says:

    Just like according to geologists, there is more “Pink Carrera Marble” in the hallways of Trump Tower than ever existed in the ground. But if you ask Teflon Donnie he will tell you that’s real, too!

  4. Trump lives in another dimension—a troubled and disturbing one. His “reality” is as real as “Alice in Wonderland”.

  5. Lynda Groom says:

    Oh my!

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