Trump Emphatically Believes in his Renoir Reproduction

Left, by Ron Galella/WireImage; Right, from Heritage Images, both via Vanity Fair

Left, by Ron Galella/WireImage; Right, from Heritage Images, both via Vanity Fair

Trump biographer Tim O'Brien, author of "Trump Nation: The Art of Being Donald," was featured on The Hive podcast and gave the backstory on Trump's supposed Renoir painting.

The painting, a copy of "Two Sisters (On the Terrace)" (1881), formerly resided on Trump's private plane and has since been relocated to his Trump Tower residence. The actual "Two Sisters" was purchased from the artist by pioneering Parisian dealer Paul Duran-Ruel and subsequently owned by Annie S. Coburn before being donated to the Art Institute of Chicago in 1933, where it remains on public view.

Trump's version of the painting is one of a number of known copies of the Renoir work. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Trump has reportedly insisted to visitors for years that the fake is "an original" Renoir.