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    Donald Trump's Fake Renoir: The untold story

    Trump biographer Tim O’Brien talks about his years covering the developer turned reality star turned president—including a bizarre incident involving a fake impressionist painting.

    BY NICK BILTON
    OCTOBER 13, 2017 6:10 PM

    Years ago, while reporting a book about a real-estate developer and reality-TV star named Donald Trump, Tim O’Brien accompanied his subject on a private jet ride to Los Angeles. The plane, as you can imagine, was overly ornate; hanging on one wall, for instance, was a painting of two young girls—one in an orange hat, the other wearing a floral bonnet—in the impressionistic style of Renoir.

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    While this story is comical and sad and utterly bizarre on so many levels, it’s also emblematic of Trump’s very essence. “He believes his own lies in a way that lasts for decades,” O’Brien told me. “He’ll tell the same stories time and time again, regardless of whether or not facts are right in front of his face.” And, as O’Brien points out, that’s what makes Trump so dangerous in his current war with the media around so-called fake news. “Its foundation is that he’s the final arbiter of what is true and what isn’t,” O’Brien said, “and it’s one of the reasons that he’s so dangerous.”

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    Tim O'Brien told Trump his Renoir couldn't be original, because he knew the original hung in a Chicago museum. The Donald, none the less, insisted HIS painting was the real deal.

    Easy to believe because we see the same behavior from not only Donald himself, but also from his followers.
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    It has been a bizarre experience having a delusional president. But it's even more bizarre that so many people buy into his delusions. It's like watching him point at the grass and proclaim it's purple and his supporters just nod in agreement. It's kinda scary, actually.
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    I'm interested in whomever made the fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    I'm interested in whomever made the fake.
    I'm interested to know how much the orange idiot paid for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiocracat View Post
    I'm interested to know how much the orange idiot paid for it.
    Hmm, I have four Warhol's, three Rembrandt's, two Degas and sketch by a Hen called Eve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiocracat View Post
    I'm interested to know how much the orange idiot paid for it.
    His "foundation" paid for it...

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