WASHINGTON (AP) – Paul Chavez had no idea that a statue of his father Latino American civil rights and labor leader Caesar Chavez would end up in the White House.
He agreed just this week to lend a bronze statue to President Joe Biden and send it across the country to be wrapped up and for California. Wednesday’s day was quite a surprise when he saw Biden at his desk in the Oval Office with Caesar Chavez right behind the president.
“We are still smiling cheekily,” Paul Chavez said in an interview on Thursday.
Biden pressed the themes of unity and inclusivity and advocacy for racial justice during the campaign, and Chavez said Biden appeared to try to explain that he came to the world’s most powerful office through a series of quick ornamental changes Huh.
Chavez said the key message of his father’s equality in the White House is the message that it is a “new day” after Donald Trump’s tenure and that anti-policies pushed him and his advisers. Chavez, who is chairman and chairman of the board of directors based on his father’s name, predicted that the new administration would take into account the “immigrants’ hardworking people.”
Whenever Biden is seen at his desk, Chavez, a farm worker advocate, will also be there.
Biden revealed his Oval Office touch-up on Wednesday as he signed a range of executive orders and other functions in his first hours as the nation’s 46th president.
The most visually striking change is Biden’s choice of a deep blue rug, with the presidential seal in the middle, which was last used by President Bill Clinton, to replace the light-colored rug set by Trump. Biden is also using Clinton’s deep gold draper.
Civil rights activists Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks are also on display along with a statue of President Harry Truman. Biden exposes Winston Churchill, the former Prime Minister of Britain.
Predecessors George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. on the wall from the Biden desk. Roosevelt is a portrait collage with a founding father and former treasury secretary.
On display is no longer a portrait of President Andrew Jackson, a favorite of Trump’s, who signed the Indian Expulsion Act that forced thousands of Native Americans out of their homeland.
Biden is keeping the Resolute Desk, so it was named using oak from the British Arctic exploration ship HMS Ghule. But he got rid of the red button, which Trump was on the desk and would push for a butler to bring him Diet Coke, the drink of his choice.
All presidents perform Oval Office decorations according to their own terms to reflect their personal tastes or to disseminate broad messages to the public.
The White House maintains a large collection of furniture, paintings and other artifacts from which they can choose. Presidents are also allowed to borrow items from the Smithsonian and other museums. The White House curator oversees everything, and changes are made hours before the outgoing president leaves the mansion and the new president arrives.
Biden also replaced a line of military service flags Trump used to decorate the office with an American flag and a flag with the president’s seal, both of which were deployed behind his desk.
He also opted for a tufted, dark brown leather chair instead of holding the red brown desk chair Trump.