According to a Golf Magazine feature published Tuesday Donald Trump doesn't believe the White House measures up to his exacting standards.
During the interview, authored by Alan Shipnuck, it is reported that Trump recently told members of his Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, just before tee time....
“That White House is a real dump,”
An understandable statement coming from a man of such elegant and refined tastes.
So much does Trump despise the run down ramshackle amenities of the White House that he purposely spends as much time away from it as possible. A site that keeps tabs on Trump’s leisure time reports he has vacationed on 11 weekends out of the 28 in his presidency, costing taxpayers around $29 million... And that's not counting his time at Mar-a-Lago!
Yet, in a May interview with Time magazine, Trump praised the White House for its “beautiful kitchen,” “amazing” phone system and “incredible” furniture.
He went on to explain that only someone with his refined tastes could appreciate such a place...
“You have to be a certain type of person. People have no idea the beauty of the White House. The real beauty of the White House.”
So which description are we to believe?
The author of the Golf Magazine feature wrote that...
“Trump is often at his most unguarded among the people who pay for their proximity to him,”
And there you have it.
Can one really argue with him? Nothing in the White house is unnecessarily gold plated, it's decorated with old outdated antique stuff and where can he get a taco bowl in the middle of the night in case he want's to tweet how much he loves "the Hispanics"?
FACT CHECK: The White House, or the peoples house as it is also known, boasts 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 28 fireplaces. It specific site on which it resides was personally picked by George Washington. Carved above the stone fireplace of the State Dining Room is a passage from a John Adam's letter to his wife written on November 2, 1800 of which the ending reads...
"May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof"