Did President Obama remove flags in the White House and replace them with a "Muslim Prayer Curtain"?
The claim is false.
Let’s take a look at the claim which has circulated for the past few years:
For a long time, I have noticed that the decor at the White House has changed since BHO moved in. The Oval Office is now stripped of the traditional red, white, and blue, and replaced with middle eastern wallpaper, drapes, and decor. The hallway that he walks out of to talk to the press now has middle eastern chairs, drapes, etc. And the thing that has bothered me the most is the bright yellow drape behind him every time he speaks from the white house. It has Arabic symbols on it and has been there from the beginning.
What is missing at Barack Hussein Obama’s press conference?
No it is not the teleprompters. See the other president’s pics for a clue.
These photos (sometimes presented as a single graphic such as the collage above) have circulated since 2010 and include photos of Presidents Reagan through George W. Bush standing in front of American flags, while President Obama stands in front of gold curtains.
As you can see below, however, gold curtains have hung in the East Room of the White House since at least the 1960’s. These photos show the curtains from the Johnson and Ford administrations.
The rumor that President Obama installed a “Muslim Prayer Curtain” in the White House is false. These gold curtains have hung in the East Room of the White House for decades.
Originally published: November 15, 2013