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Trump's Portrait Removed from Portsmouth Post Office


Portraits of the President and Vice President will no longer hang in the Portsmouth Post Office.

Photos of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were recently on display in the lobby of the city’s Post Office – that is until Tuesday.

USPS Spokesman Steve Doherty said he was notified this week that the photos were up and asked that they be removed immediately as it violated federal policy.

“There are certain things that can and can’t be posted in a post office lobby – there are rules against soliciting and handing out leaflets and flyers and things of that nature and some of the things that can’t be posted is pictures of the current postmaster general, pictures of current and former presidents," Doherty said.

The policy has been around for decades.  It also restricts the display of religious symbols and political cartoons.

In the past portraits of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have been displayed, but Doherty said he was not aware of it at the time; therefore, didn't order them be removed.

A local Republican activist, Matt Mayberry, says he plans to dispute the policy and get the photos back up. 

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