President-elect Donald Trump is set to take office at the beginning of next year. Now, according to a former Bush advisor, Barack Obama may have postponed his move into the White House for up to a year.
Daily Mail reports that Karl Rove, former advisor to George W. Bush, revealed that major security upgrades are planned for the Oval Office. This construction could leave it out of commission for the beginning of Trump’s presidency.
That means Trump may need to need to begin his term working out of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across the street—in the same building President Richard Nixon made some of his infamous recordings.
“My understanding is that for the first year of his time in office, President Trump will not have the Oval Office,” Rove told reporters. “President Obama could have told the Secret Service, ‘I know you want to modernize 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.’”
Of course, as Rove notes, Obama did no such thing.
“Instead he said, ‘Why don’t you do that [with] whoever comes next so the next president of the United States, President Trump, my understanding is, 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.”
What do you think? Are you tired of our president-elect being disrespected?