According to policy, portraits of the outgoing president must be removed by 12:01 p.m., one minute after a new president is sworn in. But not every building had received its official Trump portrait.
— J Stephens (@j_stephens_14) January 23, 2017
Many facilities that did not receive an official photo opted to leave the wall space blank, including at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida.
— Lo-Ping (@GamingAndPandas) January 23, 2017
The frames "will be left blank until we receive the replacements from the Government Printing Office, which is responsible for printing the new presidential portraits," Shayna Rodriguez, a Haley spokesperson told the Tampa Bay Times.
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) January 21, 2017
"Modern technology has changed how command photography is done," Andy Stephens of the US Central Command at MacDill, told the newspaper.
"With hundreds of federal/military sites all over the world seeking new photos, most offices had to wait a while for command photos,” he said.
It appears, however, that some military bases are impatient, opting instead to replace the Obama portrait with memes of Trump standing on a tank with his name emblazoned on the side, or photoshopped into a historic painting. As far as Mattis, some “based bases” went with a “Saint Mattis of Quantico” meme.