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Visitors to the Colorado statehouse in Denver will find a wall adorned with portraits of America’s presidents. Washington. Lincoln. Roosevelt. Kennedy. Bush. Putin. Wait, what? Putin you say? The former KGB agent and notorious Russian dictator? Him? Yep. As Governing reports, a clever prankster added a portrait of Vlad right where the portrait of President Trump would normally be. We won’t belabor Trump’s troubles over his bromance with the murderous Russian strongman, but we will note that the presidential portraits are paid for by a group called the Colorado Citizens for Culture. Each costs about $10,000 and is paid for with private donations. Prior to Putin popping up on the wall, the fund for a Trump portrait had garnered exactly zero dollars. At last report that had jumped to a whopping $45. No word if the money came from a Russian address.
-- By RICH EHISEN