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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:57 AM

Trump's Unofficial White House Tour Sounds Like a Horrible Experience

Trump also reportedly spends time on these “impromptu” tours talking about the length of the bed in the Lincoln Bedroom. (“I don’t know how he slept there. He was a really tall guy!” the president reportedly said on one tour).

He also makes sure to insult former president Barack Obama during these tours — complaining, for instance, that there was once a hole in the wall of a dining room where he says Obama would watch basketball “all day.” (A former Obama White House official said there was no hole in the wall and that Obama did not watch basketball there.)


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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:14 AM

1. I'll wait till the entire gang of them is gone before I take the tour

And after it's been fumigated for good measure.


Back in the summer of 2001, pre 9-11, in the GWB era, we were in DC with the kids, who were 10 and 7. You could just get a time for a tour then by showing up the day before. So we went and they told us to be there at 5am and that we would be assigned an arbitrary time, with no ability to change it. My boy Danny, who was 7, looked at the guy and said, "never mind. We'll come back when there is an elected president." I was bursting with pride.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:31 AM

2. I believe he also points out where Monica and Bill

did their thing.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:34 AM

3. So, for the next POTUS, the tour possibilities are endless.

" . . . and this is where he parked his fat ass all day watching Fox News and this is the room where he gave secrets to the Russians and this is a stain from his KFC snack during the shutdown."

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:35 AM

4. I imagine it being something like this:

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:40 AM

5. Lincoln (Never) Slept Here

http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/floor2/lincoln-bedroom.htm


The Lincoln Bedroom in 2007, looking southeast (Newsweek - Gary Fabiano)

Lincoln (Never) Slept Here

The Lincoln Bedroom is a bedroom on the second floor of the White House, part of a suite of rooms that includes the Lincoln Sitting Room and Lincoln Bath. Named for Abraham Lincoln and used by him as an office, this room is known for alleged ghost sightings. The room is best known as a guest room used by presidents to reward friends and political supporters.

The room has been furnished in Victorian style since the Truman renovation. Some of the furniture was used by the Lincoln administration (but pre-date it), including the sofa and three matching chairs, two slipper chairs, and four of Lincoln's Cabinet chairs. The central feature of the room is the Lincoln bed, a nearly 8-foot by 6-foot rosewood bed with an enormous headboard. The bed was probably never used by President Lincoln, although several later presidents have used it.

A holograph copy of the Gettysburg Address is displayed on the desk. This copy is the only one of five that is signed, dated, and titled by Lincoln.

Before the construction of the West Wing in 1902, this room was used as either an office or a meeting room for the president's Cabinet. Anddrew Jackson installed a Russia stove in small sandbox, which he retrofitted to the closed fireplace, but the fireplace was later reopened. When the president's staff was moved to the new West Wing, this room became the "Blue Suite" bedroom where, for example, Margaret Wilson lived. Lou Hoover turned it into a parlor and filled it with Lincoln furnishings. When the White House was gutted and rebuilt during the Truman administration, this room was rebuilt and rededicated to Abraham Lincoln.

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