It is customary for presidential portraits to be hung on the walls of federal buildings.

Have you ever gone to a federal building in Fresno, and wondered, where is President Trump?

At the wall of the Robert E. Coyle Federal Courthouse, only the hooks remain.

It is the same things at other federal buildings. There are no official portraits of Trump at the IRS office (at 3525 Capitol Street), the Social Security Administration building (540 W. Locust), or even the lobby of in the FBI office (7815 N. Palm).

At the Small Business Administration (801 R Street), administrator Linda McMahon is there, but not the president.

The buildings are operated by the General Services Administration. And the official photos come from the Government Publishing Office (GPO).

We asked when the pictures are supposed to arrive. In an e-mail sent to GV Wire Gary Somerset, GPO spokesman wrote “GPO is standing by to reproduce copies of the President and the Vice President’s photos for official use in Federal facilities, and will do so as soon as the official photo files are provided to us. I do not have a timeline on when GPO may receive those files from The White House.”

You could say they are moving at a governmental pace.

Other news agencies report that portraits for Barack Obama and George W. Bush went up weeks after the inauguration. For now, it is just empty walls in our federal halls.

 

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