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THE SEAL OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.
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Though we are now accustomed to daily press conferences from the President, have you noticed that the Presidential Seal has not appeared on his podium since March 13?

Here's some background info on the seal itself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_of_th...ted_States

And you may recall that last July, someone switched the seal to include a two headed eagle with a set of gulf clubs in the talons.

from the above link:
On July 23, 2019, President Donald Trump, the forty-fifth president, gave an address to young Republicans at the Turning Point USA Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in front of a screen onto which a spoof caricature of the seal was projected. The graphic was switched after 80 seconds. At the time, no one from the White House, the hosting facility, the hosting organization, or the summit organizers appears to have been aware of the substitution. The story was reported by the Washington Post on July 24, including photos and video of Trump speaking in front of the fake seal. Turning Point USA later blamed an audio-visual employee for the gaffe

Generally speaking, when the President addresses the nation from the White House, the podium displays his seal, and his flag is also displayed behind the podium. It is my understanding that the seal is placed there by a White House staffer, and then double-checked by a Secret Service officer before the President takes his place before the podium.

So what, if anything, is different about this? Do you think (or know) that there is significance to the lack of a Seal? Or is this much ado about nothing?

Frankly, I don't know anything about this, but recently it's been pointed out to me by several people. So I invite your comments.
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#2
Sure does seem odd.

It should always be there, IIRC.

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#3
I really dont know anything about the presidential stuff but I have noticed that seal has been missing for awhile now 1dunno1
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#4
Quite the mystery… Here’s an interesting video that discusses such and the YouTuber notes that the very last time that the presidential seal was on the podium and the presidential flag was behind him was on Friday the 13th, the day that Trump declared a “national emergency” and signed executive orders which then went under the supervision of the FEMA director. The very next day, 3/14 and since, there has been no presidential seal on the podium and no presidential flag!



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5aHp6MbbXKA
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#5
I think because he is speak from the press room that they have not tailored it for the President. I believe that is the room and podium for all press briefing.
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(03-23-2020, 11:35 PM)Lily Wrote: I think because he is speak from the press room that they have not tailored it for the President.  I believe that is the room and podium for all press briefing.

Just googled it and clicked images. The Presidential seal is almost always there. There have been a couple of times when it wasn't, but, most times it's there. I don't think POTUS cares if it is there or not but think other presidents might have cared about this. Think very few past presidents went down to the press room to speak to the press mostly the president would summon them to wherever he wanted to speak with them.

The real question is, "is this some kind of huge signal that we are somehow missing". same with the flag, it's always there so not seeing it recently may also be some kind of a signal
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#7
The seal was in the press room on March 12th

Source:  https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2020...-hits-cbs/

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And on March 9th

Source:  https://citizentruth.org/trumps-misconce...s-efforts/


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Here’s a general pic of the press conference room:

https://s.abcnews.com/images/US/gty_pres...x5_992.jpg

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(03-23-2020, 11:29 PM)OneStepAway Wrote: Quite the mystery… Here’s an interesting video that discusses such and the YouTuber notes that the very last time that the presidential seal was on the podium and the presidential flag was behind him was on Friday the 13th, the day that Trump declared a “national emergency” and signed executive orders which then went under the supervision of the FEMA director. The very next day, 3/14 and since, there has been no presidential seal on the podium and no presidential flag!



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5aHp6MbbXKA

Thanks for finding this and the other info you posted.

He makes an interesting point about the shift to FEMA, doesn't he?
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#9
This shows clips with and without the seal.



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#10
Today there was the flag but no seal.
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