A bust of Winston Churchill, which Donald Trump returned to the Oval Office within hours of being sworn in, is 'no longer on display' as the new President begins redecorating, it has been reported.
President Joe Biden has reportedly filled the iconic office with images of American leaders and icons, including a huge portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
All new presidents change the decor of the symbolic room, putting their own touches and personality into the office, hinting at the sort of President they want to be.
The Washington Post reports that the Roosevelt portrait is 'a clear nod' to a president who helped the country through significant crises.
Joe Biden is said to have included a number of portraits and busts of well-known historical figures throughout the country's history.
Some are paired, the paper reports, with paintings of President Thomas Jefferson and former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton hanging near each other
Biden’s office reportedly said the paintings were twinned as 'hallmarks of how differences of opinion, expressed within the guardrails of the Republic, are essential to democracy.'
Ashley Williams, the deputy director of Oval Office operations told The Post: “This Oval is an Oval for Day One.
“It was important for President Biden to walk into an Oval that looked like America and started to show the landscape of who he is going to be as president."
There are said to be busts of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy as well as Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt.
The decorations were all switched out Wednesday, it was reported, and gone are Donald Trump's light gold drapes, replaced with a darker shade of gold that hung in President Bill Clinton's Oval Office.
When Trump became President and in an apparent nod to the United States' 'special relationship' with Britain, he returned a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to the Oval Office within hours of being sworn in.
The sculpture of Churchill's face is said to be a replica of one given to 1960s leader Lyndon B Johnson and first appeared in the Oval Office during former George W Bush's administration.
The Post reports that Joe Biden does not have the bust on display.
One area of the office that hasn’t been touched is The Resolute Desk and it was reported that Biden is keeping the same desk that Trump and several previous presidents have used.