President Trump's contentious "60 Minutes" interview has drawn its fair share of attention, especially for a unusual painting that hangs in the White House. He said Vice President Mike Pence and California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa were also on the line.
Painted with his classic red tie and wide grin, Trump is laughing with former presidents including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. It was spotted in an image tweeted by CBS' "60 Minutes" before their report Sunday featuring an interview of the President by reporter Lesley Stahl.
For President Donald Trump, that fictional "happy hour" exists, in the form of a painting hanging at the White House that caused a huge uproar on social media when it was revealed over the weekend.
"We have people trying to come in like never before", Mr Trump told reporters as he departed the White House on Saturday (Oct 13) for a campaign rally in Kentucky.
"Wow, during the 60 Minutes interview this evening look what is on the wall!" he said.
"He basically said, 'Most portraits of me I really don't like, '" Thomas told Time magazine.
Thomas' painting also includes a notable feminist message - a shadowy woman is seen walking toward the seated presidents.
According to the Daily Beast, Trump loves the illustration, which many on Twitter have likened to the political version of the famous painting of dogs playing poker. The fact that Trump would then hang that in the White House was entirely in character, Thomas said, both from the point of view of the president's ego and his willingness to honor a piece of kitsch created by an ordinary voter. [Trump was] very kind, very complimentary.
Thomas told the Washington Post that Trump called him and complimented the painting, saying he'd seen a lot of paintings of himself and normally doesn't find them flattering.
Trump, who does not drink alcohol, appears to be having a soda. Thomas told Time in May that the indistinct figure is the first female Republican or Democratic president approaching the table.