US President Joe Biden has completely renewed the interior of the White House presidential office. It is said, “Everything has changed except for the desk.” A portrait of President Franklin Roosevelt was hung on the front wall of the president’s desk, called the ‘Desk of Decision’. This is where the former President Trump hung the portrait of George Washington’s first president. Roosevelt is a president who overcame national crises such as the Great Depression and World War II. The Washington Post (WP) said, “Roosevelt is the person who saved the country from disaster,” and said, “Biden is also facing national difficulties.”
The desk of determination disappeared from the North Pole in the mid-19th century. The British ship ‘resolute’, which was rescued by the United States, was dismantled and the British made a desk and presented it to the United States.
The head statue of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who repeatedly puts in and out every time the president changes, has been removed from the office again this time. The award, which former President George W. Bush received from the British ambassador to the United States in 2001, was withdrawn as former President Barack Obama and reappeared as President Trump. CNN reported that the White House did not explain why this head was removed.
The message of ‘integration’, emphasized by Biden, was also included in various places. Next to the portrait of Roosevelt were portraits of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the present Republican and Democratic Party, and Alexander Hamilton’s first finance minister. The portrait of 7th President Andrew Jackson, which Trump walked near his desk, was replaced with a portrait of Benjamin Franklin, a scientist who was called the ‘Founding Father’. Jackson was an advocate of slavery. The British telegraph was said to be an expression of Biden’s view of science, with a meaning against racism.
Various flags, including the army and navy, which Trump had placed to show off his national power, also disappeared. Instead, Biden featured an Apache Aboriginal statue on a horse. The “Cola button” on the desk that Trump used to bring a diet coke also disappeared.
Biden’s Office “I changed everything except the desk”