Sometimes Donald Trump looks like a man whose bluff was called and he has no idea what to do or say next. Then, other times he just reminds you of a racist demagogue who picked politics as a hobby last summer and is now the next president of the United States.
If his recent “60 Minutes” interview is any indication, the president-elect did not even realize the enormity of the role he was fighting for until he actually won it. Truthfully, he still might not be able to comprehend the extensive responsibilities that come with being the commander-in-chief, considering he has no experience or training in political affairs whatsoever.
However, now that he seems to be coming to terms with his new reality, sources have begun claiming that he does not want to upend his luxurious lifestyle.
For starters, the billionaire business mogul is considering only staying at the White House part-time, as he continues living at the Trump Tower in Manhattan.
“Mr. Trump, a homebody who often flew several hours late at night during the campaign so he could wake up in his own bed in Trump Tower, is talking with his advisers about how many nights a week he will spend in the White House,” reported The New York Times . “He has told them he would like to do what he is used to, which is spending time in New York when he can.”
Could it have something to do with the lack of gold toilets, crystal chandeliers, gigantic portraits and indoor fountains? Well, probably.
The report also suggests that future first lady, Melania Trump, is A-OK with the move. However, the couple’s 10-year-old son, Barron, is in the middle of a school year in NYC. Therefore, it is unclear when (and if) the move would happen.
The former reality TV star’s first wife Ivana Trump, with whom the Republican candidate had three children, also believes her ex would choose to spend more time at his own home, instead of, you know, the place where the presidents are supposed to live.
“I don’t think he will ever give up [his apartment at] the Trump Tower. I know it is probably inconvenient for the residents, but he is going to work it out,” she told the New York Post. “To be perfectly honest, I think probably the Trump Tower and my town house in New York is much better than the White House. But Donald is very right. He said if a lot of presidents before can live in here, so can he… I don’t think he’s going to do gold leafing in the White House.”
What a relief.
“Donald is like a good French wine. He doesn’t like to be moved and traveled,” Ivana continued. “The last 18 months, he traveled as much as he ever has in his life. Thank God he has his private plane, but still, it was brutal. It’s not going to get any better; it will get worse in the White House.”
Trump is also rumored to want to abandon the jet that typically serves as Air Force One and instead use his personal $100 million Boeing 757, which has now been dubbed Trump Force One.
The question is, how does a man who feels homesick without his million dollar pillars and gold-covered sinks is supposed to run a country?
Either he did not think it through before announcing his presidential run or had a very vague idea of what the job entails.
Trump doesn't want to live in the Whitehouse. Someone remind him he's the employee, not the employer. He doesn't get to make the rules.— Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes) November 14, 2016
Trump wants to be in White House part time. wants to live in trump tower & at golf course. And GOP attacked obama 4 going golfing sometimes.— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) November 13, 2016
Maybe Trump fans dont get I'm serious. It's true: He does not want to live in the White House full time. And he wants to keep doing rallies.— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) November 13, 2016
Trump doesn't even want to live in the White House. him and his wife still want to live in the trump towers in NYC. That's hilarious— Chink (@JerseyGyal) November 15, 2016
trump legit didn't even wanna be president like he doesn't even wanna live in the White House this whole thing was just an ego trip LOL :)— natalie (@tyIerjoseph_) November 15, 2016
So do I have to live in the White House full time? They don't even have a gold toilet.— Potus Trump (@POTUS___TRUMP) November 15, 2016
Next Trump will probably say. I will live in NY and Ivanka and Jared will live in the White House. No one elected his kids President.— Fata Morgana (@maladamus) November 15, 2016
Meanwhile, Trump's team has reportedly asked the White House to explore the possibility of getting his three oldest children — Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr. — top-secret security clearances.