Trump Donates To Smithsonian For Portrait Of Himself

The Insider reports:

A $650,000 “charitable contribution” former President Donald Trump’s political committee made to the Smithsonian Institution will fund portraits of Donald and Melania Trump for the National Portrait Gallery, a Smithsonian official confirmed to Insider.

The contribution, which Trump’s Save America PAC disclosed without explanation in a Federal Election Commission filing Saturday, will “support the artists’ fees, shipping, framing, installation and events,” Smithsonian spokesperson Linda St. Thomas said.

“Two artists have been commissioned one for each portrait. The names will be released closer to the reveal of the paintings,” St. Thomas said. “The creation of the portraits is underway. The timing of the artworks’ reveal not determined yet.”

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