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But Thomas' talents aren't reserved for the GOP-he also painted "Democratic Presidents Playing Pool", artwork featuring former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and others.

The painting, spotted behind Trump and correspondent Leslie Stahl, shows the commander in chief surrounded by previous Republican presidents, including Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, George W. Bush and even Abraham Lincoln.

Most "art connoisseurs" on social media were frosty about the painting, criticizing the artist's flattering portrayal of the president's physique. A cheery Gerald Ford stands behind Trump and a small variety of other former presidents, such as Grant and Coolidge, peep out from the backdrop.

This painting was first spotted during an interview with the U.S. president on 60 Minutes which aired on Sunday.

But he only found out the painting had been hung in the White House - close to the Oval Office - when it popped up as a backdrop during a TV interview broadcast on Sunday evening.

The painting, called "The Republican Club", is by Andy Thomas, who reacted to seeing his painting on the White House wall in a Facebook post.

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Although most of the presidents in this picture appear to be boozing it up, not so Trump, who's drinking a Diet Coke.

Previously talking to Time magazine, Thomas pointed out that he had also added a nod to feminism, as he put it, in his painting - the blurred image of a woman approaching the table out of the crowd.

Thomas told The Daily Beast that Trump had called him to say how much he liked the painting. "As I was doing the painting, I was thinking that these guys are kind of intimidating in a way". "He was very complimentary".

"He made a comment that he'd seen a lot of paintings of himself and he rarely liked them", Thomas said. "That's the kind of woman that will be our first woman president; she'll walk right up to that table".

Thomas said Trump is a "very subtle person to paint", and said the President has "different looks and different profiles".

"That will be the first Republican female president and the first Democratic female president", Thomas explained to Time.

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