Tuesday 17 October 2017

We could see a casino and a Boeing jet on the lawn yet...

The Trump clan is enormous. But only Donald, Melania and Barron will be moving into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, writes David Usborne

Eric Trump and his wife Lara Yunaska; President-elect Donald Trump with the new First Lady Melania Knauss and their son Barron (10); Donald Trump Jr and his wife Vanessa Haydon
with two of their five children; Ivanka Trump with husband Jared Kushner, who have three children; and youngest child Tiffany, who is aged 22
Eric Trump and his wife Lara Yunaska; President-elect Donald Trump with the new First Lady Melania Knauss and their son Barron (10); Donald Trump Jr and his wife Vanessa Haydon with two of their five children; Ivanka Trump with husband Jared Kushner, who have three children; and youngest child Tiffany, who is aged 22
David Usborne

David Usborne

The Trump White House will be... different. Some things we will have to take on trust. Such as Mr Trump not using spray paint and renaming it the Gold House.

He should take the advice of the Secret Service and downgrade to Marine One and Air Force One, parking his own Boeing jet and helicopters for the duration. He will not serve fried chicken and taco bowl salads at state dinners. (Though his first honoured guest would surely be Vladimir Putin.)

Nor will he attempt to install a casino in the East Wing, replace the annual Easter Egg Roll with the annual Easter Roulette dice roll, or dig a tunnel to his nearby, brand new hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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