Donald Trump ‘forced out of Oval Office’

Every president-elect dreams of sitting in the Oval Office. The Oval Office is THE place where things happen, where decisions are
What would Trump say about this?

Every president-elect dreams of sitting in the Oval Office. The Oval Office is THE place where things happen, where decisions are made by the most powerful leaders in the world including US President Barack Obama. But now, it appears that the new president-elect Donald Trump will not get the chance to set foot in the Oval – for now. According to The New York Post reports, instead of renovating the Oval Office during his tenure, President Obama has instead decided to pass the buck to Donald Trump, who may be forced to work somewhere else for a quarter of his term now as a result of the numerous security upgrades that will be going on inside the room.
“My understanding is that for the first year of his time in office, President Trump will not have the Oval Office,” former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove told Fox News.

Mr Obama could have told the Secret Service, “I know you want to modernise the Oval Office with security enhancements — literally strip it down to the bare walls and build it back up so we’ve got bullet proof glass and so forth and so on, security arrangements in it, in my last year in office,” but instead he said, ‘Why don’t you do that [with] whoever comes next.’”

The New York Post reports that according to Mr Rove, Mr Trump will likely have to spend up to a quarter of his term working out of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across the street from the presidential seat of power — which is where President Richard Nixon recorded some his infamous White House tapes.

“My understanding is, [Trump] will spend most of his first year using Richard Nixon’s old office in the Old Executive Office Building across executive drive and up the Navy steps,” Mr Rove said.

The decision to not renovate the Oval Office may ultimately come as a surprise to some, seeing as Mr Obama chose to redecorate the room completely in 2010 — adorning it with big, cushy sofas and striped wallpaper.
“It [looked] much more comfortable and less intimidating,” Elle Decor editor-in-chief Michael Boodro said at the time.

Do you think Mr Trump will be upset about this?

  1. Elaine Henderson  

    Well done President Obama! Serves the orange one right.

    • Peter Fraser  

      Silly woman it would be a downgrade for Mr Trump to live there anyhow.

  2. Ray Edmondson  

    Congrats President Obama ! Bet Trump didn’t see that one coming !

    • Dan  

      What? He didn’t see obama being a petty childish whining little child? I’m pretty sure President -elect Trump was briefed on any upgrades by the Secret Service and honestly, I’d be surprised if he didn’t do most of his work from Trump Towers.

  3. Roy  

    I hope it really upsets him. Anyway he may not ever sit in the oval office as he might be impeached in the first year.

    • Dan  

      Ok, Well you obviously don’t understand how the system works. A sitting President can only be impeached for gross acts against US interests. Clinton was impeached but not removed from office because he only lied, he didn’t actually DO anything against US interests. Somehow I doubt President-elect Trump will do anything against US interests seeing as how that was his whole campaign, Make America Strong Again

  4. dianne rowe  

    I dont think it will upset Donald Trump at all, he’s too down to earth to worry about such trivial matters…he will take it in his stride, just like all the other negative issue’s, and comment’s he’s had to face…

    • Mallee McKerihan  

      I very much if it would upset President Trump, because that wouldn’t have worried him, considering at one stage he was ninety -nine million dollars in debt. I have read one article described President Obama as a lame duck president. I think President Trump will make America a great country again, because he is a businessman.

      • Faye Dapiran  

        What would have been meant by lame duck, this would have been said recenlty,, that he is just holding the office now and was during the campaign, for the new incoming President. This is the same for every American President for about a 6 month period.

      • Pscript  

        Running a Government and running a business are not the same. Just look at Turnbull’s problems are as a result he thought they were the same.

  5. Gordon Brindley  

    What a load of RUBBISH it doesn’t make much sense that the president has to be put in a office that is obviously not as secure as the Oval Office is at the present moment,
    Not that I think he will mind one bit he will just get on with the job in hand
    He will probably ask to pay for the new referb him self just make a point
    Can’t wait till 20th January

  6. Diana  

    After the way the Republican Congress refused for months to endorse President Obama’s choice of Supreme Court Judge, I am not surprised that Obama has gotten sick of their tanties and obstructism. They wanted to wait until they had their own back in power before they “allowed” a Republican judge to take the bench, not a Democrat. So now they can wait for their own Oval office to be prepared after the Orange One takes office.

  7. Truth 13  

    Karl Rove was a dud. When he was the Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George Donkey Bush, he advised Bush to go to bomb & destroy Iraq, and was sure of getting under the US rule, withing three months. After 13 years, loosing thousands of troops & civilians, Iraq is still in a utter mess, and US troops are stuck, without a way to get out. I am not sure, how an idiots like Karl Rove will be useful to Trump. Only think I can expect from him is to get Trump to bomb Iran, and make worst for the peace of the world.

  8. Pamela  

    Wouldn’t expect anything else from Obama – no class or sense of responsibility!

    • Tired of rhetorical  

      Here’s an idea, if you love Trump packet your bags and move to the US. Your ignorance regarding Obama is amazing, not to mention your attitude.

  9. Jenna  

    The sooner Obummer is out the better: then a decent grown up who is loyal to his country will be in charge. TIME to make America great again. We need a Trump here in Australia.

    • Pscript  

      We have already had a Trump version here called Abbott and that went well.

  10. Linda  

    I think it is time for everyone to get out of the sandbox, put their big people clothes on, and
    stop the petty bickering. Perhaps then, they could unite and govern effectively/efficiently.

  11. linda we have a lot of honest pollies here but thi government is neither honest or copetant as late a a few days ago we have the clown brandis passing metadata laws he knows nothing about this is just one thing the sooner they are gone the better

  12. And this is the man who is supposed to be the leader of the free world . Acting like a spoiled teenager .
    ( you can’t paint my bedroom till I go off to college I don’t want the smell of paint . )
    There must be a better way of governing the world than electing these self-opinionated megalomaniacs .
    Children in Preschool behave better than our world leaders.

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