Washington, D.C. (eTruePolitics) – In a light-hearted, but expensive, signal that Republicans are lining up to replace Donald Trump on the 2020 Republican ballot, mega-funder Robert Mercer unveiled an “official” portrait of Steve Bannon as the 46th president of the United States.

The massive painting, a staggering 10 by 6′ feet, will hang in the foyer of the corporate offices of Cambridge Analytica, the beseiged London-based political data company founded by Bannon and Mercer, a self-employed hedge-fund manager.

The original portrait included Bannon holding an AR-15 assault rifle.

“We thought some people might find the AR in bad taste,” said Robert Mercer’s daughter Rebekah, “and me and daddy always want to stay classy.”

 

Photo illustration by Ray Dougela