Maybe the green represents the billions in pallets of cash sent to Iran?

Via The Hill.

Social media users on Monday reacted to the unveiling of former President Barack Obama’s portrait.

Twitter users questioned the inspiration behind the portrait, with some comparing the portrait to a GIF of Homer Simpson disappearing into a bush and another Twitter user likening the portrait to a picture of Beyoncé….

Obama’s portrait was painted by artist Kehinde Wiley. Obama is shown with flowers in the background, which are meant to symbolize a number of places.

The chrysanthemums are the official flower of Chicago, where Obama began his political career. His childhood home of Hawaii is represented by jasmine, and African blue lilies serve as a nod to his late Kenyan-born father, Barack Obama Sr….

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  1. Vintageport says:

    Thanks to TAM CZ455 for the only realistic and accurate portrait of the POSUS. Well played.

  2. Tim Peck says:

    The tropical orchid is the national flower of Kenya.

  3. Vintageport says:

    Fun Fact #2: There are 559 known species of butterfly in Kenya, of which 34 are endemic.

  4. Alain41 says:

    The paint by the numbers Whistler’s Mother came out better than I thought.

    Obama’s portrait lpoks like one of those puzzle paintings where you have to relax your vision to see the real picture. So I did that and….Nothing.

  5. Chuck says:

    The only thing missing from Barry’s painting is the toilet paper.

    BTW, Bed, Bath & Beyond is selling Mooch’s dress, in the duvet cover section.

  6. Alain41 says:

    So Obama’s portrait stands out among the others. It’s not like he inserted himself into the bio of all the other presidents.

  7. Vintageport says:

    Looking more closely, I believe that is a portrait of a former US president surrounded by a whole lot of poison ivy…how apropos.

  8. VelvetHammer says:

    Come to think of it, his portrait reminds me of this movie I saw where a group embarks on trek into the rainforest only to have the vegetation encroach on them, eventually consuming them all!!! Hmmmmmmm

  9. Maynard says:

    There they sit, brokenhearted…

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