Donald Trump 'moans to friends that the White House is a dump' - and he cheats at golf
Donald Trump reportedly moaned to friends that the White House a ‘real dump’.
And it’s thought Trump’s distaste for his Washington DC building is the reason he spends so much time at the golf course.
Oh, and he cheats at golf.
The alleged comments were revealed in a lengthy profile of Trump in Golf Magazine.
Trump is fond of spending time at Bedminster, his luxury golf course in New Jersey.
According to Golf, he explained his frequent visits to the club by saying: “That White House is a real dump.”Much of the White House is lit by crystal chandeliers (Image: Google) One of several lavish dining rooms (Image: Google)
A White House spokesperson denied the exchange ever took place.
The White House has been home to more or less every US president since John Adams in 1800. That's longer than Kings and Queens have lived in Buckingham Palace, which only became the British monarch's official residence in 1837.
The modern White House has 142 rooms, 35 bathrooms and six floors.Read More
Aside from the Oval Office, Situation Room and on-call helicopter, it features lavish ballrooms and dining rooms, a library, various kitchens, dozens of crystal chandeliers and its own single-lane bowling alley.
The White House budgets around $1.6 million for repairs and restoration every year.The White House (Image: Getty) The China Room in the Executive Mansion (Image: Google) The White House library (Image: Google)
In the first few months of his Presidency, Trump spent nearly every weekend at Mar A Lago, his luxury hotel and golf resort in Florida.
He pointedly referred to the resort as the “Winter White House.”Read More
Elsewhere in the profile, it’s claimed that Trump’s golfing prowess is exceptionally difficult to assess, because he frequently takes ‘do-overs’ when he messes up a shot.The President is fond of a 'do-over' (Image: AFP)
The piece reads: “Trump will sometimes respond to a shot he duffed by simply playing a second ball and carrying on as if the first shot never happened. In the parlance of the game, Trump takes floating mulligans, usually more than one during a round.”
The article sites some 18 of Trump’s golf partners as having seen him do this.