Trump would surround himself with ‘toys’ in the White House including a giant video screen, says new book - GulfToday

Trump would surround himself with ‘toys’ in the White House including a giant video screen, says new book


Former US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting. File photo

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Former American President Donald Trump could perhaps trump anyone on craziness. And that includes making the weirdest remarks on the planet. Take a sample: “It is very hard for them to attack me on looks because I am so good-looking;” “Our country is in serious trouble. We don’t have victories anymore. We used to have victories, but we don’t have them. When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let’s say China, in a trade deal? I beat China all the time. All the time;” “Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?”

Trump also had a peculiar fetish: he had the habit of surrounding himself with ‘toys,’ including a giant video screen.

When Biden saw these ‘toys’ after moving into the White House, he allegedly said about Trump, “What a f****** a******.”

This was mentioned by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa wrote in their new book ‘Peril,' according to the Independent.


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After Biden moved into the White House, he came across some stuff left behind by Trump. This not only surprised him but also got his dander up.

“Trump’s existence permeated the White House, even the residence. One night, Biden wandered into a room where a huge video screen covered the wall,” said an excerpt from the book obtained by ABC News.

President Joe Biden gestures during an election rally. File photo

Trump used the screen to upload programmes so he could virtually play on the world’s most famous golf courses.

However, Biden apparently was not very comfortable with his new environs. He found it to be difficult to be ‘holed up’ inside the White House, especially when his grandchildren were away. He just hated to be away from his grandchildren, and the isolation in the White House did not make his situation any better.

“It was lonely. Cold. The virus made social events impossible, at least at the start,” the authors of the book wrote, explaining that Biden preferred relaxing with his grandchildren in Delaware.

Biden also called the White House “the tomb” and likened it to the Waldorf Astoria hotel. This was a departure from how Trump adjusted during his stay at the White House. He customised the official accommodation to suit his needs, according to other media reports.

Trump had added two extra television sets over and above the one already in his room and asked for personal locks to be installed on his bedroom door, according to a report by Marie Claire magazine.

Trump and his wife Melania also had separate sleeping quarters, becoming the only presidential couple to have done so after the Kennedys.

Apart from the changes introduced in the residential quarters, Trump also revamped the Oval office by introducing sofas from former president George W Bush’s tenure, curtains from Bill Clinton’s tenure and changing the wallpaper, according to the report.

The Trumps also treated the White House residence staff like a “24-hour concierge desk,” claimed another report by the New Yorker magazine.


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