At NYPOST by Chris Perex --
President Obama is apparently refusing to renovate the Oval Office —
and has instead decided to pass the buck to Donald Trump, who may be
forced to work somewhere else for a quarter of his term now as a result
of the numerous security upgrades that will be going on inside the room.
“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,’ but instead he said, ‘Why don’t you do that [with]
whoever comes next.'”