Prankster Puts Putin’s Portrait in Trump’s Place at Colorado Capitol

An unidentified prankster on Thursday placed a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin on an easel below a blank space on a wall in the Colorado Capitol where presidential portraits are hung, Fox News informed.

The portrait of the Russian leader was swiftly removed by a tour guide, but not before state Sen. Steve Fenberg, a Democrat, tweeted a photograph of the portrait.

The presidential photographs cost around $10,000 and are paid for with donations.

Jay Seller, the head of the group that is responsible for the collection of the funds, told local media that it took about four months to raise the money for the portraits of former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

Trump and Putin held a historic summit almost two weeks ago in Helsinki in which they reportedly discussed a range of issues, including nuclear proliferation, the war in Syria and Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Trump has been shadowed by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials — an investigation that the President has repeatedly referred to as a “witch hunt.”

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