Donald Trump Might Not Be Able To Work In The Oval Office For Up To One Year

President-elect Donald Trump won the presidency and will be inaugurated in 2017, however he may have to wait until 2018 before he can set up “shop” in the historical oval office.

A former Bush administration adviser, Karl Rove, said that major security upgrades have been scheduled for the first quarter and that it will put the oval office out of commission for up to a year. If this happens, Trump may have to work out of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across the street – where President Richard Nixon worked once and made some of those infamous secret recordings that ultimately led him to impeachment.

Did Obama schedule these renovations now to impede Trump’s arrival?

President Barack Obama opens the door to welcome Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore, in the Oval Office, Oct. 29, 2009.  (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.
President Barack Obama opens the door to welcome Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore, in the Oval Office, Oct. 29, 2009. 

‘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.”

Looks to us that this was deliberate, almost something Joe Biden would do according to some of the famous internet memes floating around.  Let us know what you think on our Facebook page!

Richard Nixon, seen here with Vice President Gerald Ford, used the Oval Office mainly for ceremonial purposes