Steve Bannon Reportedly Has Painting Of Himself As Napoleon

Steve Bannon Reportedly Has Painting Of Himself As Napoleon

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In an excerpt of Joshua Green's new book Devil's Bargain printed in New York Magazine, the author talks about the relationship between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump, including many tasty tidbits about various schemes Bannon had Trump execute back when the White House was just a pipe dream.

But one of the tastiest morsels was the revelation that Bannon, during his early days with Trump, had an oil painting of himself as Napoleon Bonaparte hanging in his office.

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"Bannon, too, had a healthy self-regard," the excerpt reads. "On his office wall hung an oil painting of Bannon dressed as Napoleon in his study at the Tuileries, done in the style of Jacques-Louis David's famous neoclassical painting — a gift from Nigel Farage."

One could presume that Bannon might have an inflated sense of self, similar to his presidential protégé, but this revelation left Twitter awestruck.

Since no one had photographic evidence of the portrait, one user posed a challenge:

Twitter responded in the way you would expect: with Photoshop.


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