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Trump portrait adorns Colorado Capitol after Putin prank

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Posted at 9:29 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 23:29:38-04

DENVER (AP) — President Donald Trump has finally joined the Colorado Capitol's wall of presidential portraits a year after a prankster placed a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin near the spot intended for Trump.

Thursday's portrait unveiling was attended by former Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham, GOP Sen. John Cooke and GOP Rep. Kevin Van Winkle, among others.

Colorado Republicans raised more than $10,000 last year to commission the portrait, which was painted by artist Sarah Boardman.

The fundraising came after an aide to then-House Speaker Crisanta Duran, a Democrat, was punished for helping a progressive group put the picture of Putin on brief display.

Katie March used her security badge to let a member of ProgressNow Colorado into the Capitol with Putin's picture.

A tour guide removed it.


Information from: KUSA-TV,