Prankster puts Putin's portrait in Trump's place in Colorado

Posted: 4:57 PM, Jul 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-28 22:57:25Z

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Capitol’s wall of presidential portraits is missing one — President Donald Trump.

A Denver TV station reported the group that collects private donations for the portraits hasn’t received a single dollar needed to hang Trump’s picture.

But on Thursday, a prankster placed a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin on an easel below the blank space on the wall where Trump’s portrait would go.

Putin’s portrait was removed by a tour guide, but not before state Sen. Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder,  tweeted  a picture.

The presidential portraits cost about $10,000 and are paid for through donations.

Jay Seller of the Colorado Citizens for Culture, the group that collects the donations, says it took about four months to collect the money for the portraits of former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.