Trump spending $1.75 million on presidential furniture, redecorations


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration is spending $1.75 million on furniture for the White House and offices tied to it, according to government records.

That includes $17,000 for custom rugs, $7,000 for “furniture pedestals” and $5,000 for wallpaper. There’s also $12,800 for a custom conference table from a company that made one for Richard M. Nixon in 1969 (“Nixon paid for the table himself,” the company’s website notes).

New presidents typically redecorate, and the West Wing underwent significant renovations this summer. Still, the sum, since the inauguration, is slightly larger than the roughly $1.5 million spent by Barack Obama over a similar period of time in his administration.


Image: The newly renovated Roosevelt Room of the White House

The newly renovated Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Aug. 22, 2017, is seen during a media tour.