Thursday, October 21, 2021

FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump create an oval office in Mar-A-Lago?

It has been almost four months since former President Donald Trump left the White House and settled in Mar-A-Lago, Florida. Although Trump’s daily schedule is not yet known, he is supposed to be fairly active, as his photos are often flashed in newspapers. It is said that not too many people also know about his office in Mar-A-Lago. A recent allegation that has done the rounds is that the former president built an exact replica of his Oval office in the White House in his Florida club Mar-A-Lago.

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A series of photos are also widely circulated on social media to confirm the claim. However, many are still trying to find out if he really built a replica of his Oval office in Mar-A-Lago and the authenticity of the photos.

Hold on to memories

Earlier this month, a photo taken on social media by Trump’s White House assistant Stephen Miller began circulating. The photo shows Trump sitting at his new office in Mar-A-Lago while Miller stands next to him. In addition, a photo can be seen of Trump sitting at his oval office. The photo was actually posted by Miller, after which several media outlets published articles about it and what Trump’s new office looks like.

Interestingly, the photo shows Trump sitting exactly as he used to sit at his Oval office, and also the background of the office. Since then, many have claimed that Trump’s new office in Mar-A-Lago is exactly like his Oval office. Several social media users have also tried to draw comparisons between the two photos, with many claiming that Trump created an exact replica of his Oval office in Mar-A-Lago from where he now works.

However, many are still confused and are still trying to find out if Trump built an exact replica of his Oval office, as not too many have seen his new office in Mar-A-Lago.

What is the truth?

Social media has been teeming with photos of Trump’s new office over the past few days. It’s true that Miller posted the photo in April 2021 showing Trump and him. However, the confusion started with the articles written about that photo. While outlets such as pushing it out came up with articles about this photo, they used misleading titles like ‘Donald Trump clones White House with his replica Oval Office at Florida home.’

There are certainly some similarities between Trump’s offices in Mar-A-Lago and the White House, as can be seen in the photo, such as the size of his table and the window in the background, but nothing more than that.

It is also true that Trump took some personal items from the Oval Office to Mar-A-Lago before leaving the White House on January 21st. One of the offices can be seen in both offices, as seen to the right of Miller’s photo: A set of family photos. To the left of Miller’s statue, Trump’s collection of “Challenge Coins”, a commemorative coin traditionally given to people to prove membership in a certain military organization or branch, can also be seen in both offices, but it does it hardly similar.

In fact, the background except for the large windows is not much, and so it can be clearly said that Trump did not build a replica Oval Office in Mar-A-Lago.

The same curtains, flags, carpets and lights in both offices are also completely different. The deal is only in the items he took from the Oval offices to Florida.

The only items mentioned near a replica are Trump’s desk and chair, but then the chair is again the same as the former president used in the White House. However, Trump could not take the Resolute Desk with him, so he bought a Telluride Wood Executive Desk for his Mar-A-Lago office.

In reality, Politico also wrote an article about it that reads: Although Trump could not take the 141-year-old Resolute Desk from the Oval Office, he now has a similar desk that is apparently the Telluride Wood Executive Desk from ‘Hooker Furniture’. The desk is currently selling for $ 3,600, but is currently in stock until the end of next month. It can therefore be clearly said that Trump did not make a replica of his Oval office in Mar-a-Lago.

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