Trump spent a fortune on furniture for the executive office, according to government procurement 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 former President Richard 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, spending $1.75 million on furniture since the inauguration, is slightly larger than the roughly $1.5 million spent by former President Barack Obama over a similar period of his time in his administration.
Obama made a point of paying for some White House furnishings out-of-pocket. It’s unclear if President Trump has done the same.
I love the White House, one of the most beautiful buildings (homes) I have ever seen. But Fake News said I called it a dump – TOTALLY UNTRUE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2017