President-elect Donald Trump won the White House, but he may have to wait up to a year before he is able to work out of the oval office since President Obama has apparently put off a number of security upgrades until the end of his term.
“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 on Wednesday.
“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,”” Rove said.
“But Instead he said, “Why don’t you do that [with] whoever comes next so the 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.”
According to Rove, Trump will likely have to spend the first year of his term working out of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across the street from the White House.
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